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The ABC's According to Beowulf
A is for Aesir, the Norse gods of old.
B is for Beowulf, our hero so bold.
C is for Cattle on which Grendel feeds.
D is for Drinking from horns full of mead.
E is for Epic, a tale of great glory!
F is for Feats like the ones in this story.
G is for Grendel with more brawn than brains.
H is for Hrothgar the king of the Danes.
I is for Ichor, which all monsters ooze.
J is the Journey to bring Beowulf news.
K is for Killing the monsters in dens.
L is for Leaving. Goodbye Hrothgar's men.
M is for Meadhall for drinking and singing.
N is for Norsemen with chainmail a ringing!
O is Old English. (See? There's my citation.)
P is for Pyre: a hero's laudation.
Q is for Quiet, it works like a charm,
else our hero is Ripping off Grendel's left arm.
S is for Sleeping once drinking is done.
T is for Treasure like Hrothgar's big throne.
U is for Unferth, gave a sword to our star.
V is Valhalla where dead Norsemen spar.
W is for Warband so the hero won't worry.
X is for Xena. (Who's not in this story.)
Y is Yggdrasil, that's Odin's World Tree.
Z is for zombies. (They're in the next book, you see!)
© Rathflaed DuNoir
The Black Bard of
mka: Stephen R. Melvin, member of the
Society for Creative Anachronism.
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