Thunder and Lightning — a Poem for Yule

I am the wind that rattles the door in its frame.
A white beard lay upon my green cloak like frost on mistletoe.
A bell tolls when I pass and ravens follow in my wake.

Donder and Blitzen,
Thunder and Lightning.

The grey horse below me flies like a comet through the night.
His many hooves dash and dance like a herd of winter deer.
In twelve days time the whole of the world will pass beneath him.

Donder and Blitzen,
Thunder and Lightning.

Safe in their homes the feasting folk cheer us by firelight.
Wee children leave treats on the stoop for our long journey.
A handful of hay and a little bread will warm our chilled bones.

Donder and Blitzen,
Thunder and Lightning.

We roll like storm clouds across the snow whitened fields.
And upon our return what gifts we shall bring!
A season of dark and cold swept away by the newborn Sun.

Donder and Blitzen,
Thunder and Lightning.

Odin and Sleipnir

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4 responses to “Thunder and Lightning — a Poem for Yule

  1. Happy Winter Solstice friend and this is a beautiful tribute to the season.

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  3. Reblogged this on Stone of Destiny and commented:

    I was working on a new holiday poem, but the painkillers I am taking have muddled my thoughts. And so, in the spirit of the season I beg your indulgence and offer instead this Holiday Rerun.

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