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Reclaiming the Craft of Poetry|
Baldur's Death, A Play in Verse
Author: Jeva Singh-Anand
Category: liturgy/poetry Level: All
Growing up in Germany, I cherished my grandmother's treasure house of stories: Siegfried and the Dragon, Grimm's Fairy Tales, and many others. Reclaiming my cultural heritage and my craft as a poet, I have now published his One-Act Play Baldur's Death (A Play in Verse) . Available as a digital download, Baldur's Death is available at www.lulu.com/blackhatpress.
Baldur's Death, written in verse, tells the story of the murder of Balder, the Germanic Sun God, through the trickery of the evil Loki. In the Germanic myth, Balder has a nightmare of being mortally wounded by an arrow:
Valhalla's courtly folk engaged in merry sport.
And out of mischief or misguided innocence
A deadly arrow pierced me through the heart,
Touched by Balder's sadness, the Germanic Chief God, Odin, commands the other Gods to counsel all things, “growing on the earth, and under (Scene 3) ” not to harm the Sun God. But this does not suit the jealous Trickster God Loki, who, following Odin's command to the letter but defying its spirit, manipulates the lowly mistletoe to slay Baldur.
The play was originally written as a piece of liturgy for Siouxland First Wiccan Congregation.
Author's Notes: Singh-Anand earned his Masters Degree in English from the University of South Dakota in 1998. Since then, he has worked as a teacher and a freelance writer, publishing many articles and several short stories and liturgical poems. He also hosted the Undead Jake and Lance and Graal podcasts.
Singh-Anand draws inspiration from ancient mythology and from the major poets of the Nineteenth Century: chief among them are Goethe, Schiller, Hoelderlin, Coleridge, Longfellow, and Macauley.
“Form is very important to the craft of poetry, ” he said. “To me, poems have a powerful audial quality. I have always considered them to be scripts, if you will, for recitation performances. Besides, a poet who can pour
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