The forests sing, the oceans cry,
The ravens soar through every sky
Into the corners of Asgard
To drive the thuds of Odin’s heart.
On Sleipner, he rides on through
Surveys the fallen, chooses you,
On wings of Valkries flies you home
To sit in pride beside his throne!
ODIN! Hear my call,
My soul belongs too thee,
FIRE! On my sword,
Bequeath me victory.
Brother Loki holds the flame,
Thor throws down the light and rain,
Upon the dragon-ships below
The battle-wails begin to grow.
Storming shores with torch in hand
To claim conquest upon the land,
So as to view the Cosmic Tree
And glean the wisdom same as thee.
ODIN! Now I know,
The secrets born of war,
The spoils I fought to own
I value more and more.
An ancient battle of the gods
To claim the land around, as ours,
To remain strong as number one,
At the behest of Odin’s sons,
To see the after-life assured
And all man’s imperfections, cured,
So one day, everyone will share
The hidden words, of Odin’s Prayer…
ODIN!!!! Grant my soul,
Unfettered passage through,
To Valhalla’s hall
So I may rest with you.
Copyright © Adam Parker