Tag Archives: Human

Life and Death

The Rune Poem stanzas Wealth and Human have so much in common they ought to be a matched set, except they already have their own partners, The Grave, and Need. Here are Wealth and HumanMore

Send out some air and impede it a bit with your vocal cords, press your lips together and send that air through your nose. Smell that? Mmmmm. Delicious.

Carve the rune for joy and give … More

How to Hold it Together

You look happy on the outside but I can still see you coming apart. It’s your whole vibe: you’ve got no zip, zero, nada, and look at you. Loved by your family, yes some of them… More

Your hand hurts. Your non-ergonomically correct work station is giving you all kinds of scoliosis. You are low on ink and making more is a whole thing. That stuff doesn’t grow… More

Rune Casting: Mann

Be happy, your people love you, especially when you are happy. Enjoy each other because everybody will die. When will you depart, one from the other? Oh I couldn’t tell you that.… More

Fate

Both the Need and Human stanzas say that life is guided and determined by the gods, and they both highlight two different aspects of fate, its changeability and its certainty. Need … More

Translating Mann

In Old English, a mann is a human being of any gender, translated into modern English as anyone, they, people, a citizen, a human. Mann is not a male person here, so when you see Mann as… More

Stanza 20: Human

In mirth they are loved by their kin

Though each and every one must depart from the other

For the gods will by their judgement,

That wretched body, entrust to the earth.… More