Blarney

 

Did you kiss the Blarney?

Stone of eloquence?

Hanging upside down

Like Odin on Yggdrasil:

Tree of the world

Giver of runes,

Before Ask and Embla

Set the world right

Or put it out of its misery.

 

Ragnarok and minor upheavals

Never stopped someone with

Something to say for himself

From chattering on while

Kingdoms faltered, or victories slipped away.

 

Beware of silver tongues

Whether the gift was bestowed or

Won through feats of athletics

 

From Ireland

 

© HMH, 2013

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