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~ Poetry by me ~

The Song of Odin 

I am the rider of the tree
I am a draught of poet's mead
I am the socket's empty yawn
I am hunger: Who but I
Will sacrifice his self to Self?

I am the guest you don't expect
I am a song to wake the dead
I am a tide that drowns your mind
I am a trickster: Who but I
Brings woe to you and weal at once?

I am the spear to find your heart
I am a wolf within the woods
I am a storm that tears apart
I am creator: Who but I
Gives unto deadwood breath of life?

I am the counsel that brings fame
I am a sword that drinks your blood
I am a raven on a corpse
I am a gallows: Who but I
Brings you to death while holding you?

I am the walker and the way
I am the gateway and the key
I am the rope of every thread
I am the end of every means.

2006 Michaela Macha


Inspired by "The Song of Amergin"

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-NoDerivatives License.

Image: "Eisreich", Thyra.