Friday 28th July 2017,
Poetry Potion

24/01/13 A Poem A Day writing prompt

za 24 January 2013 a poem a day challenge Comments Off on 24/01/13 A Poem A Day writing prompt
today’s writing prompt is:

While fettered Loki lay concealed

from this is the north by Jónas Hallgrímsson

Attention! this form is ONLY for writing prompts published for A Poem A Day challenge by Poetry Potion. if you’d like to submit other poetry please wait for our themed call to submit – more info here

1 rule: maximum 16 lines

For more info about A Poem A Day, click here.

this is the north

You stood on Hekla’s lofty peak
and gazed across the land so tender,
onwards shining rivers meander
through green plains to a sea of blue.
While fettered Loki lay concealed
at the glacier’s root in his rocky den –
was not Iceland to your eyes then
a wonderous spectacle to behold?

– Jónas Hallgrímsson, from To M. Paul Gaimard
Translated by Bernard Scudder


Rate this post

Like this Article? Share it!

About The Author

Comments are closed.