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The Numbers of Hár                              The Numbers of Hár MP3


One for the eye for which wisdom was bought,
Two for his ravens, for Memory and Thought,
Three for the vessels of mead that he brought:
These are the numbers of Hár.

Four for the windswept walls of Valhall,
Five is the sum of his animals all,
Six are his sons standing mighty and tall:
These are the numbers of Hár.

Seven are the stars in his wain we can see,
Eight legs carry him, land, sky or sea,
Nine are the nights that he hung on the Tree:
These are the numbers of Hár.

One is the well where he visits Mim's head,
Three are the Norns weaving every thread,
Nine are the points of the knot of the dead:
These are the numbers of Hár.

One is the summer he worked to the bone,
Three nights he spent with fair Gunnlod alone,
Nine servants slain in their fight for the stone:
These are the numbers of Hár.

One is the heart freely given to him,
Three are the horns of mead filled to the brim,
Nine times nine songs I will sing yet for him:
These are the numbers of Hár.

© Michaela Macha

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