of wondrous weight,
of mighty magic,
which that dyed the dread God,
which that made the holy hosts,
and were etched by Odin,
Odin among Aesir, for Alfs, Dain,
Dvalin for the Dwarfs,
Alsvith among Etins,
wrought I some myself.
Know'st how to write, know'st how to read,
know'st how to stain, how to understand,
know'st how to ask, know'st how to offer,
know'st how to supplicate, know'st how to sacrifice ?
Tis better unasked, than offered too much;
for ay doth a gift look for gain;
tis better unasked, than offered overmuch;
thus did Odin write, ere the earth began,
when he rose up, in after time.
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and T