Fiction and Fantasy Writing

Jormund – Fiction in Verse

Thor and jorgmundr

This is a fragment from a novel that I’m currently working on. The fragment discusses one of the Celestials – Jormund – an ice serpent that has endured ephemerality. I must admit that I was inspired by Dante in conception, as such, the fragment has taken the slight form of a Canto.

Jormund 

Such creature dwelling, man had not oft seen,

For in the search of Ice, Millennia had been.

‘Tis not in shade where it had dwelt within,

But pierce the sky it hadn’t, as zeppelin.

 

Trimm’d and wrapped in bolts of frost,

A cursed and wretched cast from encounters past,

The serpent lived, by choice, as outcast.

And here, where Jormund’s black grew white;

Where time had silently faced blight,

This creature had been snared despite

Its immeasurable size and might.

 

The one who made the serpent so,

Bestowed with powers of Calypso,

Had perished from tremendous woe.

Oh Gods!

Dreadful paying that which you owe.

 

When the end has come with path obscure;

When life is drained and all must endure;

Desperately, many come in search of cure.

So the ageless serpent discovered its enemy;

Gazing cosmically for that which would eventually,

Make he who harvests time return to entropy;

And reunite the afflicted souls for all eternity.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Ilie
    May 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Fara politica?

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    Mihnea
    May 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Nu si in timpul liber. Sunt destui care o fac.

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    Cristina
    May 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Brilliant!!! Love it!

    • Reply
      Mihnea
      May 28, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks a lot!:)

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    Cristian Moldoveanu
    May 31, 2016 at 10:37 am

    It’s nice, but I think it needs a little work.
    First thing I noticed was the word “zeppelin”, which I find a little out of place in a story of Myth and Legend. I see a rhyme is hard to find, but I think that for this type of writting, rhyming is not that important, but mostly the way in which words flow. I think you try too hard to make words rhyme, and you lose some potential great art in the process. What I’m saying is, the lyrical genre is not all about rhymes, so maybe you should let your creation be free of that.
    This is what I think, but please take into account that I am no expert on the subject 🙂

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      Mihnea
      May 31, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Thanks for the input! I will think about it! I just really liked the sound of that verse.

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