Books, mythology, Philosophy

Blood and Honey…

*

Fjalar and Galar poured honey

into the jars and the cauldron

filled with Kvasir’s blood.

*

They stirred the blood and honey

until it formed an intoxicating mead.

*

Whoever drank it became

a poet or a wise-man.

*

The dwarfs horded the mead.

*

No one else got to taste it.

*

No one even heard of it.

*

After a time the Aesir

sent messengers to ask after Kvasir.

*

The two dwarfs sent back word

that although incomparable

throughout the Nine Worlds,

Kvasir had choked to death on his own learning…

 

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