The Daily Haiku

A world of five - seven - five. At one time daily, now kind of sporadic.

June 17, 2009

Current theme: V is for Valhalla (Norse Mythology)

For ABC Wednesday

The Hall of the Slain
Five hundred and forty doors
Lined with shields and spears

The Valkyries will ride
Across blasted battlefields
Searching for the dead

Dying in battle
Glorious end for a Viking
Then to be chosen

Become Einherjar
Ascending to Valhalla
Chosen warrior

Each door of the hall
Will host eight hundred of them
Always preparing

For the last battle
The battle called Ragnarok
When the hosts stream forth

And then Great Valhöll
Will resound with emptiness
Halls barren of souls


Blogger Q said...

A very nice V!

10:18 AM, June 17, 2009  
Blogger Marie Reed said...

What a powerful V inspired Haiku!

11:03 AM, June 17, 2009  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

A powerful poem indeed. An excellent thumbnail description of Valhalla, and a first-rate V.

On behalf of the ABC Team, many thanks for your participation.

1:11 PM, June 17, 2009  

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