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 | 23 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

rending scrims to ribbons
unbound, now
waiting for the sun
to thaw away frozen years

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 | 22 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

climbing the tree
to find myself
within the branches
owl watches stoic

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 | 21 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

today, rime thurses
share with me with
a reminder of
the coming fimbulvetr
ice creeps into the house

now is the time to
speak of bonds at the hearth

a white owl on my left
raven on my right
black wolf before me

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 | 18 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

here, sparks dance
i hang once again
stretching downward
to touch
beneath the surface
that treasure
maddeningly out
of reach 

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 | 17 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

i seek the low places
none of those places in the sky
i seek the same places as water
those worlds most leave alone
i cast away ritual
i cast away words
i cast away intellect
i cast away it all

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 | 16 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

what comes this?
tonight, curtains drawn
drauger scorned & gone
stripped down birched & raw
blackthorn this twitch & twixt
turn & twine
weave & bind
set to watch & ward
inside
the path, the path
opening

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 | 15 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

digging dirt
in the everpresent
found treasures
already possessed
fire & ice
converge

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.

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