Today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo.net:
“There are many good poems based on myths. Lots of these use Greek or Roman myths. Consider Tennyson’s Ulysees or this more modern example by A.E. Stallings. But today I challenge you to write a poem based on a non-Greco-Roman myth. You could write a poem inspired by Norse mythology, or perhaps by one of these creatures from Japanese legend. Every time and place and culture has its myths and legends, so there’s plenty to choose from. Happy writing!”
Mistletoe Straight Through the Heart
From Marsh Halls, our Asgard Queen
kept her secret of future seen.
Fjorgynn’s maiden, beloved one,
wife and mother – she loved her son.
From Hlidskjalf’s seat, she saw it all
except what caused dear Baldr’s fall.
A woman’s face had drawn her in
learning secrets to pierce the skin.
For Loki’s tricks, she did not know.
He found her out – the mistletoe.
With Hoor’s help, the arrow flew.
Frigga’s son, is who it slew.
As fires burned hot, she made a deal
to gain him back, she did appeal.
All things weeped, she gained her white
while Hel returned him, to her sight.
In darkness see her up above,
Odin’s wife whose name means love.
Orion’s belt and venus both,
remind us of her, and her oath.