Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, had a hammer named Mjölnir. Mjölnir was considered a fierce weapon that could level mountains and summon lightning with every blow. In this poetry blog, every Thursday, (Thor’s Day), Mjölnir will forge only song - sing of the mysteries and beauties of the world.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth
by J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851)


tie me
to the mast,
so I may be
at the eye
of the storm.
Let me be
lashed about
for hours
in the blizzard
and squall.
Let me abandon
all hope.
And, if I
let me be bound 
to the storm again—
but this time
to tell its story,
to paint it.

* Inspired by J. M. W. Turner's claim, that he made the above painting after being tied to the mast of the steamboat, “Ariel,” during a storm at sea.

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