Jotunheim: ‘ Strength & Might’ 2/4′ The Nine Realms- Poems and Writing


World Tree Norse

The Nine Realms

9 months, 22 poets and writers, 22 Artists, 3 composers, 1 Viking boat: a magical reworking of Norse Mythology for contemporary audiences

Poems and Writing inspired by the Norse realm of  Jotunheim


Jim C. Mackintosh, Eleanor Perry and Nat Hall

The Bauble

by Jim C. Mackintosh


To know the knowing’s beyond now
Deeds not thought and words yet spoken,
What price to sooth the furrowed brow?
Of vows past, and bargains broken;
Reminders fused on blunt shoulders
Guarding wisdom’s depths with boulders 
Of questions, tricks and consequence
To trap the fears of men; not God sense
The cowardly grasp of fickle fate
Vague shadows of futures cast
Trusting elements of the past
Diamond sighted hostages late
Amongst the debris of battles torn
From the victor’s off-spring never born.
Mimir, knower of things beyond
By root, where the Well ripples deep,
Waiting for the one…

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