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Northland

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Here amid icebergs
strength is triumphant.

Here in my Northland
meekness is weakness!

Here I defy thee!

O'er the dark sea,
I with my spear!
Wherewith I wield it,
reign I forever!

Drink deep!
Our warrior's soul
affrights the nations.
Through the black water
go we marauders!

With fire and sword
we will slay the new God!

Ye fathers of the new race!
The light thou beholdest
be a funeral pyre.
This poem is for *Laurence55's Found Poetry workshop at *Writers-Workshop. Info can be found at: [link]

Source:
Germanic Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: [link]
The Challenge of Thor, Thangbrand the Priest, The Skeleton in Armor, and Tegner's Drapa.
And [link] The Luck of Edenhall
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I love how this piece brings forth an epic feel to it. Beautiful, simple, and seemingly aged. I like it alot. :)