Today I present the first of what will be many audio recordings on this blog, starting with my popular and award wining poem, The Six Treasures.
It’s way past time for a new poem. My aim now is to update this blog at least weekly, and this may be chaotic at first, but here goes…
In the Prose Edda, there are many fine stories that unfortunately have no poetic counterparts in the Poetic Edda or other ancient sources. One of these is the tale of the creation of the treasures of the gods. Thus I have made a modern English poetic version of it in the ljóðaháttr style that goes to the point where the gods judge the treasures — it does not include Brokk’s attempt to collect on the wager. (Generally, Old Norse names in the poem are rendered in Old Norse, but not always — you’ll probably notice the strange characters.)
I presented this poem at the East Coast Thing’s Skaldic Competition in 2011, where it won first place in the spoken word category. It has also been a favorite of the kindred I’m in.
The poem is called “The Six Treasures”