Thursday, June 4, 2015

Helheim Unfed

By THLaird Colyne Stewart, June As 50 (2015)

The rotter of bodies
Ravished my friend
But she fought
Like no other foe
Warrior stout
Weary but brave
Baldur’s best
Eir has well blessed

Writen as a kviðuhátr for Raven Haraldson, who beat cancer.

Kviðuhátr was an 8-line alliterative verse form, resembling fornyrðislag except that its lines alternated between three and four syllables. Alternatively, other sources say it is line 3, 5 and 7 that are 3 syllables with the rest being four. The alliteration can also carry over from one line to the next (so a word in line 1 alliterates with a word in line 2, a word in line 3 with line 4, and so on).

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