By THLaird Colyne Stewart, December AS 50 (2015)
House bound hearth-herds huddled by Surt-breath
To Jólner turn they julblotet offer
Asking for favour for Fenris still captive
And Vetr fallen Vanquished by Sumarr
Written in málaháttr, an Eddic measure closely related to fornyrðislag. Each line of the 4-line stanza was divided into two half-lines by a caesura. The half-lines had two accented and three or four unaccented syllables. The two half-lines are linked together by alliteration, which in case of the first line could fall on one or the other of the stressed syllables, but in the second half-line had to fall on the first stressed syllables.
 Referring to the people and animals crowded together inside to share their warmth.
 Surt (or Surtr) is a Norse fire giant, thus this is a kenning for a fire.
 The god of Jul and one of the guises of Odin.
 A sacrifice.
 When the great wolf was freed, it was though he would bring about Ragnarok—the end of the world.
 Personification of Winter.
 Personification of Summer.