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The Saga of Dane Wulfdin: Readings

Beware

(William P. Robertson)
November 7, 2010
William P. Robertson

This poem ends our novel, This Enchanted Land.  It warns of future trials ahead for Viking Dane Wulfdin in the next saga.

BEWARE


We worship swords that when unsheathed

will tell the deeds they've done.

No maimed man may reign,

so forge the mail deflection-thick.


Life is golden torque

and file-hard spear,

the magic strain of a harp

and a knife well-greased.


Furies, monsters, and hags of doom

send fire and streams of blood.

Beware of the wizard's evil eye

and the powers of strife and disorder.