runepoem | 28 mar 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

> between spaces empty <
after uncertain trades
cast the lots
& await returns:
maybe large
maybe small
certainly, ørlǫg

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 13 mar 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

daybreak penumbra
fire warms winter
springkissed snow

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 07 mar 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

razor edge dancing
'tween this and that
and the other aside
which needs are met?
toss the die

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 24 feb 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

walking both worlds
neither here nor there
 kneeling at oak, ash & thorn
listening
to the wisdom of
branches in the breeze

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 20 feb 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

seething -- writhing
burning from the inside
we ride the snake
from eclipse to raging
night

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

Futhark update: dagaz and othala added

©2022 Michael Raven

I’ve revised my interpretations of dagaz (ᛞ) and othala (ᛟ) based on additional reference material, inner reflection, and meditation. Rune poems and other writing referencing these runes moving forward will use the revised interpretations.

This completes the final two of twenty-four runes associated with the Elder Futhark. The old interpretations I had created during November 2021 are now going to be archived as far as the main menu of this site is concerned, but are still viewable if you found my early exploration helpful for understanding runes.

Moving forward with this new format I have established, I think I can add more information to each page in a sensible manner thanks to a better organizational structure. As always, let me know if you have some information you think should be included in each page to make them more useful in the future.

If you wish to leave the equivalent of a “tip” and want to start your own collection of reference books on the runes, consider visiting the references page and purchasing one or more of the books listed there. As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a percentage of sales at no additional cost to you when you make a purchase based on one of those links. Any revenue generated is primarily for the maintenance of the site (e.g., paying for server space and domain name). I refuse to include advertisements outside of the affiliate links on this webpage, so it is the only source of revenue for Sceadugenga. I thank you in advance for any purchases you make.

runepoem | 24 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

neither this nor that
neither black nor white
these are the wisdom
the spirits have
gifted to me

they laugh although
not normally prone
to laughter

ha ha ha

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 20 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

back home | status quo
unless...

dawnrazor cutpiercing
remains of ribbonsrent
scatterling breezewise
when knockering doorwayed
engaged locks held tenacious
virtual steel

cannot help but
wonder if forced change comes

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 19 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

at hel's outer chambers
we stand

is this the end
or is it
just a beginning?

whispers in the shadows
& the tolling solitary bell
suggest an answer

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 11 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

stalking liminal spaces
skuld rests a hand
on my shoulder
steadying me
before a beak
pierces my forehead
to let in the
shadowed light

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.