For their voyage to the rich lands that lay to the west.
They navigated by the sun when in the light of the day,
At night they let the bright stars guide them on their way.
When the seas became too calm the warriors gladly rowed,
In favorable winds their sail lightened the burden of their load.
They were fearless as they sailed on their journey that was long,
To help pass the time they occasionally sang an old drinking song.
It was on the third night that they came upon cursed waters,
And met the Sea Goddess Ran, and nine of her daughters.
Aegir, with all his fury, caused there to be such a terrible gale,
That the whipping winds ripped apart the dragon ship's only sail.
The ship began to drift as mighty waves destroyed their mast,
Then the ship took on water, it all happened much too fast !
The ship broke up into pieces on the sharp rocks of a distant land,
As the bodies of the king's brave warriors washed up on the sand.
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2014.