Skaldsong #2

  • Glares the greedy one

    from gift-shield of crimson

    I had from the hand of

    heart-heavy king's widow.

    War-words for the Wolf Queen

    I worked in her service,

    fed foes of the Fair one

    the death-feast of Torygg.

Comments

5 Comments
  • Paws
    Paws   ·  April 29, 2016
    Kennings aplenty. I love this stuff, Paul.
  • Paul England
    Paul England   ·  April 28, 2016
    Heh - I was an English major (and am now a writing teacher), so analyzing texts is pretty much how I get my kicks.   
    Thanks for the kind words!
  • Accursed Gloom
    Accursed Gloom   ·  April 28, 2016
    Lol. Somebody should make a mini-series where they just analyze in-game poems and books like its a school essay. Could be fun.
    But back on topic, I really like these poems! They're very fun to read.
  • The Long-Chapper
    The Long-Chapper   ·  April 28, 2016
    LOL, Paul, dunno what I like more, the actual poem or your commentary. Both are excellent. I will frequently use those "combo" (War-words, heart-heavy) words in both my Altmeris poetry and in Straag Rod. The greedy one can also mean Potema herself, who co...  more
  • Paul England
    Paul England   ·  April 28, 2016
    Gifted shields and weapons seem to have been a favorite subject for skaldic poetry - in fact, some of the very earliest such poetry consists of several verses in praise of a shield given as a gift.  
    The Shield of Solitude fits right in to this trad...  more