24/01/13 A Poem A Day writing prompt

zamantungwa | January 24th, 2013 | a poem a day challenge | No Comments

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today’s writing prompt is:

While fettered Loki lay concealed

from this is the north by Jónas Hallgrímsson

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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

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