Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #11 Frejya

 Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #11 Frejya

A stunning new approach to the myths the Vikings loved; enlightening and challenging for the novice and veteran alike.

The Gods and Goddesses of the Nordic Mythos Prose Poems were created following research for Gods Bless Ya!! Rock Opera with Alda and Sigrun Bjork Olafsdottir and a forth-coming book with SigRun Viking Art & Design.

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Freyja

The gleaming gliding one is too bright and too beautiful to look upon. Be dazzled by Freyja.

Tears of self-sorrow, ever joy-seeking, ever filled with passions and yearnings. For longing all-wished-for, come love her. She will have you; see she floats above the meadow flowers towards you.

 

Oceans of Tears

She who cried amber tears filled the seas with them

Knowing it is possible to be forever broken and to survive

To have lost and to laugh again

Passions they rise in one

Fires they smoulder no matter the boulders we must move

Long ago lover hat time is now over and others are calling to us

Calling they are waving and hoping and smiling

Let us love

Giver of Golden Magic

Daughter of Njord

We hear of her

After we hear of a shamaness

Gullvieg

She came here from them

She too is a gleaming one

They give of their magic

Wands and gold

Wands and gold

Mother and daughter

 

Falcon-skin Flyer

Witches go underworld

In the spirit shape of an animal

After dancing in a feather-skin

Falcon in mind’s eye

Spirit in the direction

Witch in the heart

Dive deep for messaging

Lessons yes

Gatherings

Witch places

Be shaman

Be seeress

Be shape-change

Dive deep dark

Witch-calling

Take the form of a bird

For to fly to the underworlds

The place of all witches in the land of death

Speak with dead kindred

Be a mistress of magic, of witchcraft

Returning with precious prophesies

Sharing knowledge and destinies

Let no legend survive

Be secret as a seer

Pure Volva

 

Goddess Seats

There were twelve sit with High Frigg

Freyja was of this twelve

She is rounded in myth and in record

She is the one in our memories

Recollected

She is the important one for us

A full story

We know her

Of the two twelves

All were equal then

Goddess and God twelve

Highs seats they see us

It is Frejya we look up to

Vanir Invader

Did that Odin in disguise

Visit old gods

Did he seek out Gullveig’s daughter

Become Od

And then be with her

Breaking her heart all those years

Did the All-father cause

Amber tears?

 

Married for a Moment

Skip about like a nanny goat

In the shadows of night

Ever gleaming

Life with love

Be active

Giants might lust for her

Cave witches envy her

Eager dwarves craft for her

The goddess of love is

Free to take actions anytime

This is what she is

Your view is your view

Her will is hers

Warrior Woman

When war comes

Call the chariot

Wild cats are flying her

It breaks her heart to be unjust

Odin he forces her

Fair if she can be

She rides over each field

“Come die for me, die for me”

Freyja rallies the good heart

Death is her blessing

And love is in her halls

Fight for her

 

Brisling Beauty

If you wish for anything

Wish for the Sun

and the Moon

and the very sky to be yours

But also you might wish for Freyja

More beautiful than anyone

More beautiful even than Frigg, Balder, or

Nanna, Siv or Eir

Threads in her dress

Bangles and brooches

Amulets, ring and ankle-pieces

It is too much to look at her

Only Odin

has strength to look at such beauty

She glitters and flashes

As does her beauty

Even her tears are gold

And the necklace…

The necklace…

The necklace

 

 

I Menglad Gullveigsdottir

I who went bald without Idun

I thank the long dead of Brisinga

I have skin

Skins

Wands

And gleaming

If ever you shall ungleam me,

Oh how the walls shall shudder

Gold-studded benches starting from the floor

My necklace even shall burst

Challenge me not

Burst

Like Heimdall does, go champion I

By Gullveig my mother-soul

By the power of the Brisinga tribe

‘Bring that fire’

Engulf me

I am the ancient

I am the Mother

Goddess of love and death

 

The wish that Freyja never wished to wish

By the clip of this clasp bring

New life to the corpses

Let each man rip each other to pieces

Pieces bring

Clasp them together

To unite and fight

Those pieces

 

 

The Menglad Destiny

Odin forced me

As no man or God should force

Loki wished it

Odin usurped it

For they are dark

 

From folk-field Folkvang

The rainbow trembled and danced

In the dark dawn

As hips swayed

As I floated

 

Those crafters called me

I knew the way

So did Loki

He followed

And learned

 

Oh

 

A choker of gold incised with wondrous patterns

Fluid metal twisting, weaving and writhing

Tribes who died are embedded here

 

Dwarves fashioned from magic

Embrace the tragic

For I can rise high with Brisingamen

 

Death wars inveigled into gold

 

As daughters and serving maidens sleep

I return so powerful to halls of folk

 

I shall keep this

The Menglad

The neck weapon

The gleaming

The Brisingamen

 

For I paid high

 

 

 

 

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #1 Thor

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #2 Earth

 Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #3 Night

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #4 Augelmir

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #5 Heimdall

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #6 Eir

 Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #7 Vili

Norse Gods and Goddesse Prose Poems – #8 Ve

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #9 Siv

 Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #10 Hænir

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #11 Frejya

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #12 the Hyndla Lay

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #13 Freyr

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #14 All for the Love of Gerd

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #15 Skaði

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #16 Njörð

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #17 Frigg

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #18 Balder

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #19 Then Balder Was Dead

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #20 Iðun

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #21 Iðun’s Apples

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #22 Sól

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #23 Máni

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #24 Rán

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #25 Hel

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #26 Óðin

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #27 Huggin and Munin

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #28 Loki’s Salmon

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #29 Loki

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #30 Loki’s Monsters

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #31 Týr

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #32 Lay of Hymir

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #33 Wisdom Pool Wonder

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #34 Mimir

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #35 The Power of the Runes

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #36 The Poetry Mead

Norse Gods and Goddess Prose Poems – #37 Kvasir

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34 thoughts on “Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #11 Frejya

  1. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #1 Thor – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  2. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #2 Earth – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  3. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #3 Night – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  4. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #4 Augelmir – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  5. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #5 Heimdall – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

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  8. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #8 Ve – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

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  10. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #10 Hænir – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  11. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #13 Freyr – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  12. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #14 All for the Love of Gerd – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  13. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #15 Skaði – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  14. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #16 Njörð – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  15. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #17 Frigg – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  16. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #18 Balder – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  17. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #19 Then Balder Was Dead – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  18. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #20 Iðun – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  19. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #21 Iðun’s Apples – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  20. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #12 The Hyndla Lay – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  21. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #22 Sól – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  22. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #23 Máni – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  23. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #25 Hel – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

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  25. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #24 Rán – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  26. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #27 Huggin and Munin – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  27. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #29 Loki – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  28. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #28 Loki’s Salmon – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  29. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #30 Loki’s Monsters – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  30. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #31 Týr – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  31. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #32 Lay of Hymir – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  32. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #33 Wisdom Pool Wonder – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  33. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #34 Mimir – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

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