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New poetry by Odins-Gift




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Wise Old Father, we hear your laughter;
Wise Old Father, we hear your song.
Wise Old Father, we hear you calling;
Wise Old Father, we feel your hurt.

Giving Father, I see you hunting
Elk and bird and beasts fair,
Replenishing
Guarding Father, I see you defending
Wife and babe and brother,
Protecting
Guiding Father, I see your teaching
Old and new and helpless,
All-watching

Wise Old Father, we hear your laughter;
Wise Old Father, we hear your song.
Wise Old Father, we hear you calling;
Wise Old Father, we feel your hurt.

Horn and hoof and feather,
The Hunter;
Horse and crown and sceptre,
The Great Lord;
Book and tree and aether,
The Old Seer

Wise Old Father, we hear your laughter;
Wise Old Father, we hear your song.
Wise Old Father, we hear you calling;
Wise Old Father, we feel your hurt.
We have the Ancient Mother, but not all gods are female. Hence, something for the Wise Old Father. Now, as far as I know, the "Ancient Mother" chant is public domain and actually a traditional song; if it isn't, I will take my gender-flipped version of it down to respect the original artist.

You can find a hauntingly beautiful rendition of it here, in case you're interested in hearing the original lyrics: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAPL9q…


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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Now that is a great chant. Very moving. Love it!
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, Thank You
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! :)
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deathroman13 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Very beautiful :)
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Aarzon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Absolutely beautiful. O.Q
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. :)
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bittersweet-ink Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
nice ~
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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