CCC87: Gunnr’s Well


Gunnr’s Well, that’s how we knew it as of old
For Gunnr in his Viking days
Did drive his dragon-warded ship
Into this sea-scoured shore
Tongue swollen with the salty pestilence of sea
Seeking purity of water unpolluted
And there before his sun-blinded salt-encrusted eyes
Seeping from the sand and stone
A dribble blessed by the three
By Odin, Vili and Ve.
Gunnr it was who with stone built a wall around
To guard his treasure from the world encircling Jormungand

I came upon this ‘well’ (it is a spring) just above the beach at Gunton cliffs. Where the wall was leaking, the water was producing desert-looking wadis

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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9 Responses to CCC87: Gunnr’s Well

  1. Sadje says:

    Interesting background information.


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  3. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    I like the poem very much. The description is great, as usual. All your characters have a certain vibe to them (for lack of a better word) and I love them. Take care!❤️

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