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The Old Man Returns
 
I have seen him from watch towers
I have seen him in the mist
I have heard him in the mountain winds
Woden, I am sure, doth live
I have seen the ravens go to him
I have seen it many a time
And at the hour midnight
With Wild Hosts he rides
And through my bedroom window
This is what I see
The Old Man
Has Returned Again
His Enemies Break and Flee
And Lo I am nearly certain
He hath called to me

© Robert Owens

Image: Odin with Mimir´s Corpse, detail. Georg Vilhelm Pauli (1855-1935), Swedish painter.
From a 19th century translation of the Poetic Edda by Erik Brate.

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