Poetry Time

Caste System 

I will wear the marks of my Gods proudly.
Let there be no mistaking where my allegiances lie. 
My skin will proclaim it.
My clothes will tell you.
I will not be emptied of Them.
I will not forsake Their mysteries.
There is nothing you could offer me,
that would cause me to swallow lies.
Nothing you possess that would ever
tear me from Their service.
I bring Them wherever I walk.
My very flesh is a doorway
through which They may reach.
Make no mistake:
Offerings provide fertile ground
for devotion to flourish.
Remember this, when you ask me to trade
the emptiness of the secular modern
for the glory of Their revelation.
Some of us have not forgotten
The faces of our ancestors
The whisper of our Gods
The honor of Their cultus
and our duty to those yet to come.

What weight is a bit of flesh for such a promise?
Like our Gods, we remember.

(prayer by G. Krasskova, first printed in
Walking the Rainbow Bridge, Sanngetall 
Press, 2020).

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on January 10, 2021, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Oddly enough, given current events, my second favorite poem form “Walking the Rainbow Bridge” is “Troy”…

    “Every war is Troy
    Every soldier Achilles
    Sliding on bloody entrails
    Into the clutching arms
    Of Fate…”


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