“Freyja—the Goddess,” #Double Inverted Nonet, #NaPoWritMo, #Folklore Thursday

I was doing some research, and suddenly the Goddess Freyja called to my muse. This is a fun way to write a poem. I used the word, hunt for search, and the word past for lost, as part of my Tanka Tuesday syllabic poetry challenge. This poem will work for my poem-a-day April challenge and NaPoWritMo, as well.

One of my favorite Twitter hashtags is #FolkloreThursday. If you love anything paranormal or mythological… including faeries, check out the posts on Twitter. I hope they understand that the syllables and word choice limited my poem.

"Freyja—the Goddess"

souls hunt—
rose quartz heals
an offering 
to Freyja, goddess
of love, war, and beauty;
riding a chariot pulled 
by two cats, along with a boar,
she wears a cloak of falcon feathers
Freyja rules o'er her heavenly field...
half who die in battle stay with
her, the rest to Valhalla
A Vanir— seer of
the approaching times
valkyries trust
the mistress
of Norse

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro
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25 thoughts on ““Freyja—the Goddess,” #Double Inverted Nonet, #NaPoWritMo, #Folklore Thursday”

    1. Thanks, Merril. I think the Etheree and nonet are more difficult to write~for me that is. They should deal with a subject, but the syllable count makes it hard to write. There are much better poems out there written by our challenge poets, for sure. 😂❤️

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  1. Always fun to learn of other’s beliefs. I just read a fun romance based in Scotland. The little town had some interesting wedding traditions. I like the one where the bride would have good luck if she saw a grey horse. And of course either relatives or the groom arranged to have that happen while the wedding procession led by a bagpiper went through the town before stopping at the church. 😉 I don’t know if that was fiction or not!

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      1. Interestingly enough they also had the ‘Something old, new, borrowed & blue & a coin in your shoe… .’

        “The famous wedding recipe derives from the Old English rhyme, “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”—which names the four good-luck objects (plus a sixpence) a bride should include somewhere in her wedding outfit or carry with her on her wedding day. According to Reader’s Digest, the rhyme came about in the Victorian era from Lancashire, a county in England. Most of the ingredients in the rhyme are meant to ward off the Evil Eye, which, according to Reader’s Digest, was “a curse passed through a malicious glare that could make a bride infertile.”

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