Michael Edwards






The men of many wounds sat round

the crackling fires of flashing light

the harp was played on strings of gold

sweet herbs were strewn beneath their feet.


And when they sat as one at feast

and raised their flowing drinking horns

their ears were thirsty for the tales

of fearless deeds of mighty men .


Of men who swung their sails to wind

and slew with swords that sung as sweet

as any maiden left behind.

In awe they heard the sagas told

not written down for few could write.





  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 3rd, 2017 01:00
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 65
  • User favorite of this poem: thehippiepoet.


  • MaddieJ

    As I read I fealt like I was reading about history through a poem. I really enjoyed this!

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks - pleased you enjoyed it Virago

    • orchidee

      Good write and pic M.

    • swingline

      I picture Valhalla , where old Vikings do gather and swig and sway .

      • swingline

        Interesting picture and I'm hesitant to say what I see because I see many things from white doves to a car crash .

        • Michael Edwards

          Valhalla it is - thanks s.

        • P.H.Rose

          Brilliant Michael
          Absolutly brilliant
          This is my kind of
          Poem..well done..

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks PH - wish I had the inspiration to write more like this.

          • Goldfinch60

            Very good write and a cracking picture.

          • Louis Gibbs

            Beautiful poem, Michael! Thanks.

          • thehippiepoet

            Very nice, I enjoyed how smooth it was to read and the alliteration used on the sword swinging line. Good use of alliteration always gets me

            • Michael Edwards

              That's kind of you - thanks for looking in.

            • orchidee

              You written this poem yet. or is it still unwritten? Said some wag (me!). Ah yes, I see you've written it! heehee.

              • Michael Edwards

                I'm one of the few who can - cheers O

              • Augustus

                Nicely done.
                Sir I'd be honored to serve on your next voyage. I have a full suit of mail. My specialty is broad ax. I have numerous kills to my credit and have taken the wives of my opponents. I'm from The Valley Dal.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Welcome aboard Augustus but can you row?

                  • Augustus

                    Have a long oar of Larch, carved it me self.

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