NaPoWriMo – Poem / Poetry – “Modern Ragnarok”

Hello my dear friends, colleagues, cats and dogs, let me hug you all….no, not you, just the last two. Thank you.

Welcome to Day 2 of NaPoWriMo and I can already feel the burn! But I will press on and I will survive, ho blimey yes, I will survive this sucker!

Today, I’m using a rather strange prompt based around Norse Mythology, as supplied by the official National Poetry Writing Month website – check out the link here if you would like to participate, there is always time to catch up and join in the fun:-

NaPoWriMo – Day 2

Today’s poem is also kind of an ode to the band Monster Magnet too (, as the brilliant Dave Wyndorf uses cosmic metaphors in their groovy rock music.

So swing your hammers like the Mighty Thor and embrace my lines as we ride into battle – comments are of course always welcome, even if you want to just throw a plate at me or raise a glass to victory!


“Modern Ragnarok” by David Ellis

Sparks set the world ablaze
Icy claws freeze the sun
Blinding us with a golden haze
Dreams of death bring wisdom

Only the strongest tales survive
Built from foundations of flesh and bone
Azure oceans froth and writhe
Crashing wildly into the unknown

Bestowing a name to our pain
Ancient myths and prophesies
Retreating off this terrain
Fighting against past mistakes

Pursuing knowledge from the Gods
Moving mountains with ease
Time and elements collide
The land is fertile and green

As our scars run deep
We must embrace our fate
Don’t be a source of war
Let go of all your hate

We may be friends, lovers or foes
You play your part in a bigger design
As we kiss the glowing stars
The light that fills us tastes divine

Calm the angry fires in your heart
Dare to soar on the crest of emotions
Love like there is no end in sight
Explode with compassion, affection and devotion
Take roots and stand firm
Born a wolf, die a righteous person

Since this prompt was a bit quirky, how about some more blog posts from my fellow bloggers about other quirky things? Check them out here:-

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4. Write | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
5. Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
6. Quirky Love | Active Army Wife
7. A Penny For Your Thoughts | The Jittery Goat
8. Hate Late « Mon Cache
9. Quirk of habit | Sue’s Trifles
10. DP Daily Prompt: Quirk Habit | Sabethville
11. DP Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit | Sabethville
12. A Quirk | Kate Murray
13. Cultivating Eccentricity | alienorajt
14. My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit – Instincts & Intuitions
15. Quirk Away! | meanderedwanderings
16. Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
17. Quirks and Fancies | Wicked Words
18. Quirks, don’t smirk. | Hope* the happy hugger
19. Quirks and Such | Short Story Sally
20. SO SLOW | The Photo Faith Challenge
21. Quirky | Lux
22. Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
23. R is for “Random-Dancing” | Retrofocus
24. Never Trust a Smiling Cat | Just Visiting This Planet
25. Burying Quirk | It’s a wonderful F’N life
26. Embracing Me: Uniquely Strange | THE OVERCOMING
27. Spring Peeper | Exploratorius | Photo Hack & Curious Wanderer
28. Daily Prompt: Quirky « Vicariously Poetic
29. Quirks | Flowers and Breezes
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32. I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
33. Don’t Call Me Ma’am | Finale to an Entrance
34. Quirking | Steve Says….
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36. Procrastination and Coffee/Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
37. Stop! That Is So Annoying. | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
39. Quirky habits – Elephantine Bakasana | Mishe en Place
40. Children’s Oddities | A mom’s blog
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42. Quirky Habits – Technology a Two Edged Sword | TamekoTheArtist
43. Quirk of Habit | The Nameless One
44. All about the quirk: Being yourself, full tilt | Lauren Kells
45. Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit | Occasional Stuff
46. Daily Post: Quirk of Habit | A Clueless Monkey’s Thoughts
47. Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit | Occasional Stuff
48. Daily Prompt: Sometimes Quirky is a Part of a Good Photo Shoot! | Daily Prompt & Blogging Progress
49. creativity | sunshine in winter
50. Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit | A Room of One’s Own
51. Pelos nossos hábitos | Sonhos desencontrados
52. Nature… can be | The Land Slide Photography
53. ah! | yi-ching lin photography
54. How The Selfie Transformed My World
55. Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit | Nicole Sloan’s Writing
56. Habits Of Quirk | Chunky Brain
57. Photogenic Squirrel (Quirky) | photo potpourri
58. Quirk of Habit | Geek Ergo Sum
59. Quirks | hodgepodgemenage
60. Day 12 Again: How To Live Beautifully | The Sacred Architecture of Here and Now
61. Earworm: Say Something | VernetteOutLoud
62. Rob’s Surf Report
63. [M.M.X.I.V. 12] Crosswalks | Never A Worry
64. Quirky | My Play Nook
65. Work that magic | 2 times pink
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69. Fire Marshal Judy | 365 Days of Thank You
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77. Excessively Loud Gum-Chewing | Nodus Tollens
78. Lighting the Way | Wiley’s Wisdom
79. Daily Prompt: Quirky | Lines of Orenda
80. Quirk of Habit | My Kaleidoscope
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16 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo – Poem / Poetry – “Modern Ragnarok”

  1. Hey there Dawn, what a lovely comment, thank you so much! It was an enjoyable experiment and another one that would no doubt go well with music in the future. Look forward to reading your work too 🙂

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