Here is my recap of the creatures I used in my story poem, The Fear of a Farmer: Valkyrie, Norns, Water Horse, Selkie, sea serpent, and Cherubim. As I did for The Staff in the Tree, I have chosen to show certain illustrations with some accompanying verses. I’m a bit more pleased with the visual quality in this particular book. And now…
“So know, as you tremble with eyes open wide, I’ve come to commission the hero inside.”
From out of the darkness, a trio of Norns Gave such admonition as righteousness scorns.
Its profile was equine but horribly so, Distorted, and much like a fish did it go.
He turned to discover a striking surprise, A womanly creature with ebony eyes.
“I said I would love and return to the deep. A promise I make is a promise I keep.”
Respectfully, Einar stood up in the stern. The guardian lowered its head in return.
“What’s this,” chuckled Asger, “that falls on my ear? You give him the wrong appellation, I fear.”
Their power was awesome, as often was proved By flashes of lightning whenever they moved.
“Be careful,” said Anni. “Arise, but don’t speak.” She stood and positioned her hand on its beak.
The Fear of a Farmer has just been made available on Amazon. You may find out more about it by clicking HERE.
2 thoughts on “Mythological Beasts and Spirits: The Fear of a Farmer”
I just had the pleasure of reading “The Fear of a Farmer” (paperback). The poetry was a delight, the analogy to our walk of faith clear yet not distracting. CS Lewis would be proud! I really think the book would make a fun (and uplifting) video game.
Wow. That didn’t take you very long. Thank you for your very kind comments. As for this making a decent video game, I hadn’t thought of it, but the plot certainly has that linear quality of the hero facing one obstacle and then another until the end of the story. I don’t know if you’d be interested, but there are two other story poems on my Amazon page: The Kraken and The Staff in the Tree. Take care.