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.
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.
Oh such a loss from a mistletoe dart
Gentle and beloved gone
His brother Hod the blind God threw it
Balder the best
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
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
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
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