Saturday, April 21, 2018


None of them thought that alone
By any the one’d be o’erthrown,
So they fought as one,
But scarce had begun
When the oncomer rent flesh and broke bone.

Friday, April 20, 2018


Alone, the great fighter forth strode,
And with that one, some thought Death rode,
Since Erdewyn slept,
But others soon leapt
Into the fray, howe’er it’d bode.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


That force-head then went forth in glee,
Thinking, of course, to soon see
If resistance remained,
Or if it had strained
Itself too much even to flee

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


A risk, then, the Scald’s leader took
As progress against the town shook,
Sent out the last head
To avenge the dead--
Thought the leader’d no rebellion brook.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


The chief of the Scald’s held fourth part
Was versed in many a dire art
And looked for renown
In taking the town--
And had done so e’en at the start.

Monday, April 16, 2018


And now that the racers had stopped,
Had by fist and foot been hard dropped,
The leader took heed,
Considered the need
The village fight’s-head to see cropped.

Sunday, April 15, 2018


That leader had been such a one
When the Scald had but barely begun
And so wary went
Against that one, sent
Out others to against her run.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


The Scald leader’d watched from afar
How the town the Scald’s forces did bar,
And that leader knew
That one figure who
Stood strongly could victory mar.

Friday, April 13, 2018


The fourth part of the Scald lay in wait,
Its entry held back until late
Through the leader’s guile--
And still a short while
Would transpire before it knew its fate.

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Three corps of four had advanced
On the town, and they had chanced
To falter and fail,
Though few’d them bewail
Their richly deserved happenstance.