For Countess Svava Thorgeirsdottir's Pelican

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At the Marketplace at Birka, AS 45, Jarl Thorson asked Grim the Skald to herald Svava Thorgeirsdottir into court to be elevated to the Order of the Pelican. When doing so, Grim spoke these words:

Elm of Northern Army
East-Realm monarchs bid her
to these thrones to join the
thanes of Tyger's Kingdom.
Sword-elms by her side now,
Svava Thorgeirsdottir –
pricked-breast posed their summons,
pround she comes to answer.


© Dan Marsh

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