This weeks challenge is a picture prompt (Ash Tree)
Added to the challenge is a word count of 123.
Yggdrasil. The Sacred Ash tree. Three roots support it. One travels to the well of fate, Urðarbrunnr in the heavens, guarded by the Norns One to the spring Hvergelmir, wherein lie the Níðhöggr. One to the well of wisdom Mímisbrunnr guarded by Mimir Here the Gods will hold their court. Here the Nine worlds are held. Atop the tree an Eagle and below a Dragon, enemies of a mortal kind whose words of anger were fed and fueled by the mischieveous squirrel Ratatoskr Here sits this Tree of Life, until on that final fateful day, when Heimdallr blows Gjallarhorn and then Odin speaks with Mímir’s head.
the ash, as it stands.
The old tree groans,
and the giant slips free.
- Rather than Haiku to finish I have chosen to include a piece of the Völuspá from the Poetic Edda
- Not my words but a fitting end to this piece, I hope you will agree.