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The Fall of Ymir

Ssssshhhhhh Listen Shaman

Can you hear the shadows that dance off the light of the moon
Can you hear the rhythm of darkness in its melodic tune
Can you see past the stars into infinite space
There where first Ymir met his deadly fate
At the hands of Bor's sons did this deed take place
In the beginning before there was nae e'er a human race

They say beneath his hand the giant begat a son
That betwixt his two feet twine, he begat two other ones
For the frost, enemy, these giants were named
In the beginning before their end fatal came
Their father’s corpse slain, all four quarters tamed
His brow arch used to Midgarths fame!

His blood red ran so wide and deep
That this flow was named for all the seas!
The strands of his hair named for the mighty trees
And his skull still houses the stars in the sky
His mighty bones the mountains so high
His flesh the Earth for Berchta to perch
The pebbles beneath your feet, his to claim
Still to this day mighty Ymir remains!

© M Odinsdatter (Ve Vindhler), October 2006    http://www.myspace.com/vevindhler

This poem is under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License.

Image: George Hand Wright (1872–1951), American painter, illustrator and printmaker.

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