Poetry Corner: “Götterdämerung” by Dr. Peter H. Peel

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GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

By Dr. Peter H. Peel

When spring lightly touches,
With hand green and golden,
The mountains and fjords,
Then shouts the sea rover,
“A-viking! A-viking!”

The hammers are busy,
On weapon and harness.
Then flashes the broad blade,
In every sea hamlet.
The dragon ships, thirsty,
For bounding blue water,
Leap down to the seashore.

And Olaf of Norway,
And Erik of Gotland,
And Thorwald the Mighty,
Whose grandsire was Wotan,
Stand fast on the poop deck,
With golden hair streaming,
With spear brightly glinting,
With eye fierce and blazing,
Sail out on the swan’s bath –
The grey widow-maker –
For England or Iceland,
Byzantium, Vinland,
Far land or ancient,
And ripe for the plunder,
The burning of roof-trees,
The seizing of women,
The looting of treasure,
The flowing of red blood,
And wine for the victors.

Ah, whence fled those great days,
The days of our fathers,
The days of the valiant,
Of gods and of heroes,
Of fair maids and foul dwarfs,
And lindworms and dragons,
Of Beowulf, Dietrich,
Strong Harald, grim Hagen,
Wolfhart and Siegfried,
The greathearts the mighty?

The loathsome today is
The seed of their strong loins –
The petty, the small,
The clod and the crawler.

The music has gone from the souls of our people,
The thunder has vanished away with Valhalla,
Now meekness and weakness,
And womanly virtues,
Have shackled, degraded,
And shamefully softened
The sons of our fathers,
The sons of the mighty.

And now we have traded,
The lightning of storm gods,
The arms of the Valkyries,
The halls of Valhalla,
The kiss of wish-maidens,
For wings and a nightshirt,
A harp and a halo,
A psalm book and psalter?
Oh, no, my Lord Bishop.

Hark, grey Galilean,
The wolf age is coming,
The great Fimbul winter,
When all sick things perish.

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Dr. Peter H. Peel (1920-1988) was a British National Socialist and a founding supporter of the NEW ORDER.

We have previously published his prose poem CREDO, along with a biographical sketch of his life. You may read both here:  https://neworderorg.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/credo/

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