High above heaven's rim
Tiny buds upon it's limb
Tough bark grown in rugged layer
stretching forth in constant prayer.
A mighty Ash with branches strong
standing stoic for so very long
In whose branches, slightly curled
Is held in place our tiny world.
Great White Ash, pillar for all
Always green, Your leaves never fall
Strong roots You have to anchor your place
You stand so proud, and with such grace.
Watered daily from a cloudy well
One root sunk deep in Hel
Nidhogg gnaws at Your firm footed base
That horrible creature is such a disgrace.
As the holder and protector of all that is life
what a shame You endure so very much strife
I honor Your strength, Your sacrifice too
I give You offerings as part of Your due.
Yggdrasil, Great Ash of our universe
I write for You this inadequate verse
My words can never honor You suitably
But I give my faith to You completely.
- Glenn Bergen April 24th, 2011.
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !