I am a poet who has both been published and self published. All work on this blog is all copyright Alex Ness. While I make very little money from my work I am technically a professional. Measuring by the hours I've written I am professional. My goal is to share my work with as many people that can read it, as far as the internet may reach with it. I hope if you are moved you will share this blog with others, and perhaps buy my books.

Whatever the result, thank you for viewing this blog. I cannot express how greatly I appreciate the many people, from many places upon the earth, who have visited.

I bid you peace.

Je ne regrette pas la douleur, car il m'a fait plus forte

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Sunday, November 28, 2010


Odin is of the Æsir
Known for his wisdom,
Courage in war and battle
God of death,
Magic, poetry, prophecy,
Victory, and the hunt
One eye
Gray God
He is our God
The God of the Vikings
As we set out
To conquer in his name
To expand the horizon
So that Odin gains
We travel far
Attacking all
Waging wars
So that Odin is greater
We lift him up
By our acts on earth
So that in Asgard
Odin looking down
Is glorified
Through the snows
The icy rains
The tears he cries
No matter how cold
Are like a child’s laugh
To our hearts
For Odin is All Father
And we recognize his being
Oars stroke
The prow cuts through the waters
The winds lift our ship
So that we ride above the waves
Odin’s winds blow
And we prepare our blades
And our shields and armor
So that we might find victory
When we will destroy
Those who do not know