a) finishing up work at school before summer vacation
b) attending a library conference
d) college orientation with son & assorted friends
e) all of the above
Eyrbyggja Saga. Translated with an introduction and notes by Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards. New York: Penguin, 1989. 179 pgs.
My dear husband, sensitively attuned to my growing interest in
From fair golden daybreak
to deep blue darkness,
long should the day have lasted,
my delight, my despair!
As the day is dying
a drink I’ll pledge
to the pain-filled memory
of passing pleasures.
How to banish too many ghosts at Frodriver?
It seems that Thorodd and other ghosts were sitting by the fire, every night. They were making it very difficult for the people who lived there. The solution: take the ghosts to court. Each of the ghosts was summonsed for “…trespassing on the home and robbing people of life and health."
Epic battles are immortalized in poetry, such as the Lay of the Raven:
Two were slain
by the stout-hearted soldier,
south of the stream
rang the swords:
seven more spirits
slept, robbed of life,
at Thors Ness, slaughtered
for all to see.