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A Crop Song, For Sif and Thor by TwaRavenMotifs A Crop Song, For Sif and Thor by TwaRavenMotifs
First go at writing a song.


Art 2011 - ? TwaRaven Motifs
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Do more do more :D
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it. :)
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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Very nice poem! Love the "Fehu forest" and the combination with goat and sun-disc :-)!
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! Meter got a bit skippy in some parts (have to pay more attention to timing it to a beat), but I'm glad it still turned out okay. Fehu's a very Sif-y rune, isn't it?
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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Fehu is definitely a fitting rune for the gold-haired Lady of bounty :-).
The words are very evocative even if the meter is not metronomical :-).
If you want to have a go at the meter again though, I could try to do a little line tweaking here and there for curiosity's
and fun's sake, to see how it would turn out - it's something I really enjoy doing. May I play a bit with the words :-)? :juggle:
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can if you'd like. :)
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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Ooh thank you ! *rubbing hands* I love to play with words - I'll post it for you when I'm done!
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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
It was absolutely delightful to work with your words :-)!
I've taken a bit off a tangent - I hope you like it :-).

A Crop Song, For Sif and Thor

All through this summer's run,
We children of the Sun
See gold wheat sway,
And we shall pray
For a rich harvest won.

May Sif, Thor's golden bride,
Bring us her fertile tide;
Her gilded bloom
We may consume,
New strenght to us supplied.

This god and goddess great,
Man's friend and gentle mate,
Let's honor now;
Their sacred plow
Brings food to our plate.

Let's sing a song of praise,
And thankful voices raise,
Daughters of Sif,
For every sheaf
We gained in summer days.

O sons of Thor, rejoice
In merry solstice joys!
Thor's goats race by
Through yonder sky
Amidst his thunder's noise.

And after days all warm
Come wind and rain and storm,
Cold days draw near;
To bread and beer
Our harvest's now transformed.

So in the winter's reign,
To those who gave us grain,
To Thor and Sif
Bring gift for gift--
May plenty come again!
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good grief, I LOVE IT! The meter is completely corrected and uses so much better wording than this version. I may remake this picture with this text, if you so allow, and you can feel free to post your version as a Deviation of your own if you wish.
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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I'm happy you like it :-)! Please feel free to use this version with your picture, I'd be honored!
I'd love to try to find a tune for it, so the 'Song' becomes complete :-)...

Thank you for your kind offer! As my version would not exist without yours, my suggestion is I credit you as original author and me for building upon it, if that is allright with you? And I would also love to include it in my poetry collection website, "Odin's Gift" (www.odins-gift.com) if I may :-)?
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tibisound Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
they had NO transport-crafts/cars/trains,when the water ceased this crisis happened - but was only just experts in creating plant-life.
So they made vegetative brains, and exchanged ideas and high-tech from other high-developed civilizations they knew of.
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting interpretation.
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good.
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I messed up a little on the meter, which frustrates me, but I'm glad you like it!
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did like it. It was like a pre-viking/raiding version of Thor and Sif, and he was a sky god having a love affair with the Goddess of Earth and plenty. Forget the meter- it was good, with good imagery.
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so. It's funny how Thor is sometimes portrayed as capricious and fickle, when in reality he was the friend of man. Odin, meanwhile, is a bit more picky, if I recall.
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Odin was for wily kings, and it is said he became head of the pantheon as war became supreme. Odin was more like Mercury, and his magics were desired. Thor is really like Zeus, and he had a fiery temper, but he was much more steadfast in character as compared to Odin's duplicity.
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's very interesting to note how Thor and Sif are such good foils for each other.
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess. Sky and the earth- natural mates.
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ravencry Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful!
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so!
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the submission of "A Crop Song, For Sif and Thor" it's a fine piece.
We at :iconscandinavia-vikings: would like to inform you that we've added

this submission to our "Literature" gallery folder as well.
Thanks for your contribution.

:icongeosammy: co-founder

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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Glad to contribute!
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