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~ By Courtesy of Others ~

A Modern Rune Poem for Children   A Modern Rune Poem MP3 (2 MB)
(aka The One-Eyed Waltz)

Fehu is cattle or money or wealth,
Uruz is aurochs of strength and of health,
Thurisaz prickly's a thorn or a thurs,
Ansuz is Odin, a mouth, or a verse.

Raidho is riding so tiring and long,
Kenaz a torch burning brightly and strong,
Gebo's a gift, an exchange, an award,
Wunjo is joy, sweet contentment's reward.

Hagalaz, hail both harmful and good,
Naudhiz our need helps us learn what we should,
Isa, ice deadly, a danger unknown,
Jera, the year, we will reap what we've sown.

Eiwaz the yew reaches into the skies,
Algiz the elk-sedge is foeman's demise,
Perthro, the dice-cup, is wyrd, luck, or fate,
Sowilo, the sun, circles ever so great.

Teiwaz is Tyr bringing justice and right,
Berkana, the birch, is fertility's might,
Ehwaz, the horse, is your partner and friend,
Mannaz is people with lives that will end.

Laguz, the lake, is both treacherous and deep,
Inguz is Frey whose abundance we reap,
Othala, sweet home, is our ancestral right,
Dagaz, the daybreak, turns darkness to light.

Lyrics, tune, score & soundfile Analemma McKee-Schwenke

 

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Image: Faux stained glass, Analemma McKee-Schwenke

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