Inspiration – Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

born from wisdom and deceit
blood mixed mead of Kvasir

sweet poems inspired
born from the ashes of deceit
sooth mankind’s hearts

I invite you to read yesterday’s Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – it’s a bit of Norse mythology about how inspiration was born!  A great read. Here’s the beginning:

“The Mead of Poetry

At the conclusion of the Aesir-Vanir War, the Aesir and Vanir gods and goddesses sealed their truce by spitting into a great vat. From their spittle they formed a man whom they named Kvasir (“Fermented Juice”). Kvasir was the wisest human that had ever lived; none were able to present him with a question for which he didn’t have a satisfying answer. He became famous and traveled throughout the world giving counsel.
Kvasir was invited to the home of two dwarves, Fjalar (“Deceiver”) and Galar (“Screamer”). Upon his arrival, the dwarves slew Kvasir and brewed mead with his blood. This mead contained Kvasir’s ability to dispense wisdom, and was appropriately named Óðrœrir (“Stirrer of Inspiration”). Any who drank of it would become a poet or a scholar.”(cont)


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