Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 23

It does no good to lie awake all night,
ruminating on your problems.
You wake up tired,
and your troubles are still there.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 22

Its a petty fool
who laughs at others for their shortcomings.
Nobody is free from faults.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 21

Even a herd of cows
stop grazing when they're full.
The glutton never knows
when to stop eating.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 20

The greedy man eats too much.
Among more sensible people,
he's teased and mocked
for his big belly.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 19

You don't need to refrain from ever drinking,
but when you do, drink in moderation.
If you have something worth saying, then say it,
otherwise it's best to keep quiet.
Don't worry about leaving a party early,
nobody will ridicule you for turning in at a decent hour.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 18

A man's perception of others,
grows the more places he visits,
and the wider he's traveled.
The wise man
begins to understand
what motivates other men.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 17

A foolish man gapes,
when at a party with friends or family.
He prattles, mopes and stares
the whole time.
If he drinks a little,
he becomes more comfortable and at ease.

Friday, November 11, 2011

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 16

The coward thinks he will live forever
by avoiding battle and other dangers.
Old age spares no man,
despite escaping harm.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 15

A leader should listen to his followers, be charitable
and show courage in times of trouble.
All a mans life he should strive to have a positive outlook,
and always be ready to contribute and do his part.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Modernized Havamal - Verse 14

I became far too drunk,
at the wise Fjalar's gathering.
The best party is one where
you drink in moderation
and keep your wits.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Eoghan Odinsson YouTube Channel

Folks, I'd like to let you know that I have a YouTube channel up and running now. There isn't too much there yet, but based on the popularity of my "Whither the Ring-Givers?", I plan to post more videos up there.

I'll keep doing some original works, but I will also put together videos for passages from the Eddas, Sagas and other sources.

As I always ask, if you enjoy what I do, please tell your friends, buy my book, and support my continued work in this area.

Best wishes!