What the thunder said
as it trembled through the mighty oak
There’s victory to be had
if you see that it was just the branch that broke

You say that place is beautiful
and I know Walhalla is there
Harvest could be bountiful
and that place could be anywhere

You’re my Fensalir
my watery realm of reeds
The grey-cloaked howl, the black-cloaked caw here
in the water evil bleeds

Hear the raven call;
he has them all

Home is where the heart is
but the heart must have its roots
It’s only this
that gives the tree its shoots

The roots run deep
under the weird and windy tree
In the water lies the past to keep
its fruit our continuity

What the thunder said
as I changed the sandmen into horses
There’s victory to be had
if you ride them to defeat their mythless forces

© Eva Weggelaar

4 thoughts on “What the thunder said – Eva Weggelaar

  1. ‘The threefold children of Prajapati, Gods, Mortal Men, and Demons, apprenticed themselves to Prajapati as his acolytes. Their novitiate achieved, the three classes of children approached the feet of their teacher and besought a final word of counsel. The Gods came to him saying, “Tell us, Master”; and he told to them the syllable DA. Then Prajapati asked the Gods, “Have you understood?”
    And the Gods answered, “We understand. You taught us DAMYATA, Be Humble.”
    “Yes,” agreed Prajapati, “You have understood.”
    The Mortal Men came to him saying, “Tell us, Master”; and he told them the syllable DA. Then Prajapati asked the Mortal Men, “Have you understood?”
    And the Mortal Men answered, “We understand. You taught us DATTA, Be Giving.”
    “Yes,” agreed Prajapati, “You have understood.”
    The Demons came to him saying, “Tell us, Master”; and he told them the syllable DA. Then Prajapati asked the Demons, “Have you understood?”
    And the Demons answered, “We understand. You taught us DAYADHVAM, Be Merciful.”
    “Yes,” agreed Prajapati, “You have understood.”
    Thus ever does the voice of the Thunder ring out the same syllable, DA, DA, DA. This thunder is the mead-honey of all beings, and all beings are the mead-honey of this thunder.’

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