Scarlet life joining frosted earth
A Valkyrie’s cry, a kiss fading in winter’s tide
Her touch, death’s caress?
Or life’s yearnful embrace?
She departed in a flurry of wings, took flight.
A visage instead of a raven; godhead
On Yggdrasil perched, talon clenched vial of red
With falling grace, phail met hand
In haste took a deep draught
Birthed anew from wounds of war,
Death abated where the spear bore.
Berserker’s rage joined poetic vision,
Now transposed admist clamor of battle,
Dual swords a fire in dead of fight.
Songs of the Valkyrie, sonorous
Forged of flesh and steel never more glorious.
(c) Copyright 2016 Edward J Davis