Treasure Island

Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran

(8.8.1952 / Manakad)

A Model Hero Odin


O, dear friends! May I tell
a, tale of Graceful Norse God? .
Odin or Woden of the Norse Myth
Father of gods and men on Earth
Faced much risk, to help His world
Mimir the God of Knowledge claimed
One of His eyes to share knowledge.
Suffering much studied Woden-
Runes on wood, metal and stone.
Ravens on either side of His shoulder
Fetch the news from far and wide
Thought and memory were two birds
Hugin and Munin they were called.
He got skaldic mead from the Giants
Touch of which makes anyone a poet.
Gracious Odin gave away His skills
To all gods and men of His reign.
Can you be such a heroic leader
To save our sighing Motherland?
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Note: Norse Myth=Mythology of the Scandinavian area. The day of the Woden is Wednesday.

Submitted: Friday, September 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/15/2013 10:20:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem and thanks for sharing this valuable messages with us.. Valsa's comments made it more clear... (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (9/14/2013 12:35:00 PM)

    Thanks a lot for sharing such an informative poem.Very nice.And also would like to thank Valsa Ma'am. for her additional information. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/14/2013 10:59:00 AM)

    The story of the one eyed God Odin is beautifully described! To acquire knowledge, he was prepared to sacrifice anything and was willing to share his gifts with all. He regarded everything immaterial other than a better perception of realities through knowledge. The question if there will ever be a man who will place the safety and well being of his country above all other interests as Odin did is so very relevant! (Report) Reply

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