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!