“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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Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

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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