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huldra

Huldra 

In the green valley 
Near lake blue and pink salmon 
Lived a huldra 
Beautiful in human eyes 
But trolls had rejected her
Ugly in their eyes  
I heard her desolate song
Saw her shimmering 
Blond as Iberian sea straw 
Made gold-leaved by the sun  
 I saw her tail too 
And before she charmed me
Sprinted for my life 
Since folklore has made it clear 
Human and trolls may not mix
Because if they do
The offspring will be rejected 
By trolls and human
And for perpetuity be lost
Walking the strand of loneliness      

(Huldra, Female Troll in Nordic mythology)
They have bad renomé and that´s a pity)

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 8:41:00 AM
    Hi Jan - Wise for you to run and write a poem instead. Your last two lines are stunning and break the bounds of Huldra and human. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 7/28/2012 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you kathy you understand me well
  1. Date: 7/27/2012 7:30:00 AM
    i've never heard of a huldra but i enjoyed reading about her in your poem today!

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 7/27/2012 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you iLene