Outside the white winter ice-cold
Inside the warm fiery Viking by Freya foretold
Longhouse cools as fire turn to embers
Passion ignites as skin touches skin below the furs
Midwinter winds whines around the thatch© REDCAT
As the warrior finds the shield-maidens lust his heart’s match
Written for Sannas’s prompt ~ May the fire in our hearts keep burning as though there is no end ~ Our challenge is to write a Landay (or a series of Landai) on a subject matter of our liking.
“It’s a traditional Afghan form which consists of a single couplet.
There are nine syllables in the first line and thirteen syllables in the second. These short poems typically address themes of love, grief, homeland, war, and separation.”
There was also a link to this very interesting article ~ Landays.
I will definitely experience more with this form
and read more about the subject!
So well penned.
What a satisfying trio of couplets for an episode of the Vikings! .
This is absolutely stunning! ❤️ I love; “Longhouse cools as fire turn to embers/Passion ignites as skin touches skin below the furs,” and the emotions it evokes. Thank you so much for writing to my final prompt :D
You have built a strong case for mid-winter love!
Oh I do love the way you moved this into midwinter passion between the furs.
Oh there is fire in this love