Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #18 Balder

Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #18 Balder

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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Balder

Rise again, lose anguish, be bright, be golden. Beautiful Balder shines on yoru quibbles and disputes and turns all to companionship. Be happy with Balder no matter the hardship. We can become the power of the very sun.

 

The Blessed Balder

Mistletoe kiss which we all wish had missed.

This is the blessed who was bested by badness.

All golden the Peace-bringer brought us such sadness.

The poison of the berries seeped into his heart.

See how he screams now silent, forlornly.

Under the foot of the dead one below.

 

Suffering to Hel

 

Draupnir would have renewed him,

but he returned it with favour.

Ever to suffer with the heart of a giver.

Gleaming and gentle there is hope for your soul here.

Wish him on trouble makers, find friendship and peace.

Solver of disputes, brother of the blind one

Fair-faced is splendid and burns bright in your heart.

 

Dead Balder

Oh such a loss from a mistletoe dart

Gentle and beloved gone

His brother Hod the blind God threw it

Balder the best

Everyone praises

Fair of face and bright

A splendour radiates

Compared to the whitest of all flowers

which blooms in his garden.

Beautiful body, bright hair, beautiful being

The wisest, sweetest spoken, most merciful

 

Light

None can rescind him. He is married to Nanna

Son Forseti becomes God of judgement

So happy a family in Breidablik, broad splendour

Beautiful souls in beautiful gardens

Some cannot see who are blinded by envy

Sorrowful ever more because of destruction

Yet his soul if you asked would forgive

Ever helpful, repairing

and trying to heal all the world

 

Suffering Ends

The world’s end released him

The sun shines now because of him

Bringing his healing of spirit oh so generous

Returning to bring hope here

Forever unfurled

 

 

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 BalderNorse 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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39 thoughts on “Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #18 Balder

  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

  6. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #6 Eir – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  7. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #7 Vili – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

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

  10. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #12 The Hyndla Lay – 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; #15 Skaði – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

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  15. Julie Speedie

    Even as a child, it struck me as ironic that the most Beautiful God of All got saddled with a name that suggests premature hair loss. I can only assume that the word “Balder” means something completely different in Old Norse.

    Cheers,

    Julie

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  16. adrianspendlowblog.com

    i am shocked to read that in danish it means buttocks!!! things just get worse. but then i see that in old norse it meant brave
    (oh course I should have put Baldr with the r meaning ‘this is a name’ so actually he is called Bald)

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  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 – #8 Ve – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  36. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #35 The Power of the Runes – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  37. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #36 The Poetry Mead – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

  38. Pingback: Norse Gods and Goddesses Prose Poems – #37 Kvasir – Adrian Spendlow The Blog

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