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A Midsummer's Visit To The Théodish Heartland

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I was honored to be the first Asatrú guest of the Théodish folk in a good long while. I learned much about Poetic Significance from the manner in which they approach Troth and through seeing their style of Faining and Sumbel.

I was also struck by their manner of community through Thew and Custom, rather than written Law.

A Midsummer's Visit To The Théodish Heartland

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Be Thou Hale, Théodish Kin
Frithful, Trothful Friends
Poets, Scholars, Warders, Craftsmen
Joyful, Resolute Folk
All This You Are

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

I Journeyed Long, And Thought To Be
Estranged Amongst Strangers
I Came Away, And Journeyed Home
Firmly Named A Friend
All This I Became

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

Ale And Meat, Mead And Bread
A Traveler's Meal I Sought
Roof And Hearth, Bench And Cot
A Brother's Share I Got
All This I Had

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

Many A Friendly, Hand I Received
And Smiles All Around
A Brimming Horn, And Blessing Words
The Happiest Of Sounds
All This I Received

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

We Worked On Wood, We Traded Songs
We Wrangled Many Thoughts
We Feasted Well, We Rested Little
And Smiles Still Were Wrought
All This Was Good

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

A Frithstead Hallowed, By Thane And Maid
Through Word And Right And Ale
Upon The Lea, Of Théodish Orlay
A Needfire near the Tree
All This I Saw

I Have Seen I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

Wordsworth To Odin, Thor And Frey
Raised In Galdor Bold
Midsummer's Dawn, A Horn Did Sound
The Balefire Leaping High
All This Felt Right

I Have Seen I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

A Blot To Tyr, The Ancient One
In Deepest, Darkest Night
In Symbel Holy, The Horn Was Raised
For Boasts And Oaths And Blessings
All This Was Mighty

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

The Village Games, With Bow And Spear
Contested On A Meadow
No Honor Lost, No Treasure Gained
Save Friendship, Laughs And Bellows
All This Was Tribal

I Have Seen, I Have heard
I Gained A Little More

Bright And Worthy, Men, Women, Youth And Lass
No Frithless Words Were Spoke
Shoulder To Shoulder, When Ordeals Arose
Many Hands Made Burdens Light
All This Was Trothful

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

Winlandish Churl, Thane, Lord And King
A Bearded Outlander Too
The Final Blot, The Blessing Shared
The Needfire laid To Rest
All This Was Worthwhile

I Have Seen I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

At Gering Hall, A Final Symbel
By King For Folk Declared
The Shaman Spoke, And Shared More Lore
And Other Gifts Were Given
All This Spoke To Me

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

At Sunna's Rise, A Morning meal
Some Newborn Thoughts Were Shared
Farewells Exchanged, And Pledges Made
To Come Together Again
All This Was Pleasing

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

I journeyed long, And Thought To Be
Estranged Amongst Strangers
I Came Away, And Journeyed Home
Firmly named a friend
All This I Became

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

Be Thou Hale, Théodish Kin
Frithful, Trothful Friends
Poet, Scholar, Warder, Craftsman
Joyful, Resolute Folk
All This You Are

I Have Seen, I Have Heard
I Gained A Little More

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