379. The Canine Guardians
Hugin was circling high overhead, Munin was too,
From Asgard to Midgard, for All - Father they flew,
They had come to be their Lord and Master's eyes,
The King of Gods, Odin, the one who is the All - Wise.
Munin was most cautious, Hugin also remained alert,
Neither of Odin's ravens wished with danger to flirt,
They only wanted to do their duty, their Lord to please,
But this day both ravens were feeling quite ill at ease.
They landed in a tree that a woodpecker had hollowed,
Hugin glanced over at Munin, both sure they were followed,
Nervously the black birds jumped from branch to branch,
Then a dark shadow cascaded down like an avalanche !
An eagle swooped earthward, knocking Munin to the ground,
Hugin, ever vigilant, immediately let out a loud cawing sound,
Though the eagle towered high over that brave little raven,
The situation did not scare it, for Munin was far from graven.
Odin seldom allowed his pets to journey to Midgard all alone,
For the great eagle would not have attacked, had it only known,
Geri and Freki were ready, they had followed the ravens' flight,
Odin's wolves tore the eagle apart, enjoying each and every bite.
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2016.