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The Rainbow Bridge MP3 (2,8 MB) - Voice, tune, piano score & performance by Analemma!
The Rainbow Bridge MP3 (1 MB) alternative tune: "The Old Orange Flute", trad., sung by me.
The Old Orange Flute Midi

When Midgard was young yet, and mankind did pledge
Their troth to the High Ones, men asked for a bridge
To show Asgard´s presence with colourful ray;
All Aesir agreed to build part of the way.

Thor wielded his hammer - foundation was laid,
He forged from hot iron the first beam of red.
Next, beautiful Sif from her head took one hair
And yellow sprung up, shining golden and fair.

Their crafting could not even Loki undo,
But he secretly slipped orange in between the two.
More fruitful and fertile than e'er had been seen,
Frey´s path was a field all resplendent with green;

From Odin´s old cloak came the colour and hue
To build on the bridge with mysterious blue;
Then Njord said: "At sunset is fairest the sea;
so violet and indigo´s offered by me."

A glorious arch then ascended the sky,
A luminous wonder to all who stood by -
Bright gift of the Aesir for man to behold,
brought to Midgard by Heimdall; by him they were told:

"The bold and the brave may make Bifrost their way,
But from giants I´ll guard it, to the end of all day !"

© 2005 Michaela Macha

License: This poem may be freely distributed, provided it remains
unchanged, including the copyright notice and this License:

This work by Michaela Macha (www.odins-gift.com) is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License.


Image: Faux stained glass, © Analemma McKee Burrows