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VxPoem ID: 42196
Posted: February 28th. 2012 2:15:45 AM
by Odin Owlfather
Age Group: Adult
the Divine Rider
Hold well the reins for slippery is the way
I know I hung on that windy tree
nine long days and nights
and down to the deepest depths I peered
and in a flash of insight
I spied the runes
the ash I know
that rises evergreen from origins well
where sit the norns
who engraved the runes on the wood
set the laws
and spun the fates of men
No man should trust another mans wife
Nor what a woman speaks
Spun on a wheel were women's hearts
In their breasts was implanted caprice
To love a woman whose ways are false
Is like sledding over slippery ice
With unshod horses out of control
Badly trained two-year-olds
Or drifting rudderless on a rough sea
Or catching a reindeer with a crippled hand
On a thawing hillside: think not to do it
Naked I may speak now for I know both
Men are treacherous too
Fairest we speak when falsest we think
many a maid is deceived
Gallantly shall he speak and gifts bring
Who wishes for woman's love
praise the features of the fair girl
Who courts well will conquer.
Never reproach another for his love
It happens often enough
That beauty ensnares with desire the wise
While the foolish remain unmoved.
Never reproach the plight of another
For it happens to many men
Strong desire may stupefy heroes
Dull the wits of the wise
The mind alone knows what is near the heart
Each is his own judge
The worst sickness for a wise man
Is to crave what he cannot enjoy.
Author's Location: Ardmore, Oklahoma
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