Midgard: Survival and Destruction 1/4 The Nine Realms- Poems and Writing

11 Jun

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The Nine Realms

9 months, 19 poets and writers, 22 Artists, 3 composers, 1 Viking boat: a magical reworking of Norse Mythology for contemporary audiences



(the realm of the people)


Ross Beattie, Eleanor Perry

and Jim C. Mackintosh




by Ross Beattie


I wait for your arrival at the end of it all.
Come poison all that remains. 
It has been written that life can begin again, from the two hidden in the darkness. 
I don’t want this to be true, I want there to be silence, I want this to end. 
No more reminders, no more memories. Just perfect peace, how I dreamed it would be. 
If life restarts then we will only truly be faced again with the inevitable fate, the only thing that’s ever mattered. 


MP3 to come


after ganglia

by Eleanor Perry


after ganglia 2





Terra Nullius

by Jim C. Mackintosh


crimson red flowers, thousands
a spreading bleed of them
a hole in the rot of humanity
at odds with the bastard landscape
in which they flourish – terra nullius
the jarring sharp edged midden
of blistered tangle and rusted life
that is not death but hope abandoned
to exist in its own unravel of nothing
where to survive is to be invisible
to those who cannot be seen,
who exist and cultivate the till
of the cinder, dust and bones /
the discard of mankind too busy
to notice the struggle of the weak
shaken to their core by the rumble
of Gods and Snobs passing by
sucking the juice from the earth
preening their way to the bridge
caring not a breath for the unseen
‘nothing but rubbish, poisonous
and pointless’
to be ignored by all
the important pilgrims queued
to cross the rainbow, tossing a penny
or a scrap until the dawn of horizons
when the path quietly, softly narrows
when the invisible become the visible
and the road to the bridge
becomes the landscape
and the bridge becomes the rainbow
it’s foundations bound to the stalks
of millions of crimson red flowers
visible from all the corners
of the nine realms shining




Find out more about Ross, Eleanor and Jim here:

Ross Beattie



Eleanor Perry


Jim C. Mackintosh





As always, thank you for your interest.



5 Responses to “Midgard: Survival and Destruction 1/4 The Nine Realms- Poems and Writing”

  1. Gill O June 11, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    Very moving poems.

  2. Brenna Layne June 12, 2015 at 1:40 am #

    I love the very visceral, complex feel of these poems about our messy human realm.

    • ArtiPeeps June 17, 2015 at 10:36 am #

      Thanks Brenna, I think humans always tend to make things a bit messy. We can’t help ourselves. Nicky

  3. Jane Dougherty June 12, 2015 at 7:16 am #

    Poems for humanity. Jim’s poem with its crimson flowers is one that hits home for me.

    • ArtiPeeps June 17, 2015 at 10:38 am #

      Thanks Jane, Jim’s poem does strike home, as you put it- fitting for the realm of the people. Nicky

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