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Viking Dawn – The Boarding Party, a Poem

Viking Dawn 1 Nigel Borrington

The Boarding Party

Their boat turned in towards us
ready to board our vessel
to take us to their island,
a fastness, craggy, bleak, timeless place.

To winter peat fires, gales, darkness,
weird northern tales of gods and trolls,
black nights seared by bright light curtains,
a violent Viking heritage.

Viking Dawn 2 Nigel Borrington

A place where cold sea and ocean
overturn the crippled sea stacks,
our lives in the boarding party’s
hands and our skilful pilot.

Viking Dawn Nigel Borrington

3 responses

  1. Hi Nigel. Great theme – very evocative!!

    February 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    • Hello Hanna 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , very pleased enjoyed this post , I loved visiting the location and will do a full post very soon on the Viking village 🙂

      February 3, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      • I really looking forward to that, Nigel. What an exiting life some of them must have had exploring the seas and new countries. Interesting time back then 🙂

        February 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm

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