Muspelheim: Sparks and Flames 2/4 The Nine Realms- Poems and Writing

20 May

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The Nine Realms

9 months, 23 poets and writers, 22 Artists, 3 composers, 1 Viking boat: a magical reworking of Norse Mythology for contemporary audiences



(the realm of fire)


Eleanor Perry, Jim C. Mackintosh

and Nat Hall



Capture Concept of thickness




Under the Damage Tree

by Jim Mackintosh


what is this brooding shape
fire licking across my vision
I smell it in the ice : shimmering tongues

in the destroyer’s raging silhouette
whose leaping flames freeze to the sky
in the impassable surrender to fire

a frozen corpse under the damage tree
cracked by the kiss of Surtr’s shine
his shadow bleeding over the moon

too late to stop the sway of travellers
mirrored in the crunch of brittle death
jammed to the parapet of Bitfrost

time straining against the reins
burning the days to come
quickening the battle’s build






Fiery Us

by Nat Hall


Look at the eye of the dragon.

shining inside night,
from neck to
leaping red,
scalding scales 
lost inside orange,
in between
out of
earth’s plume,
world’s underworld, 
where lava flows,
fire giants,
fire demons
obey the land & their master,
the arsonist,
maker of sparks,
glow, ash-filled  sky –
the one
a seer
saw in a dream or
a nightmare.
Now lay your shield down
with your axe,
stand at the 
edge of
your sheepskin
boots tied inside kelp,
and mind

© Nat Hall 2015 






Find out more about Eleanor, Jim and Nat here:

Eleanor Perry

Jim C. Mackintosh

Nat Hall


As always, thank you for your interest.




One Response to “Muspelheim: Sparks and Flames 2/4 The Nine Realms- Poems and Writing”

  1. nordicblackbird May 20, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on nordicblackbird and commented:
    More sparks & flames from #theninerealms, courtesy of ArtiPeeps

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