Re: The Salmon of Wisdom

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David Dalton

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Jun 29, 2022, 11:00:46 PMJun 29
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On Jun 29, 2022, Siri Cruise wrote on alt.atheism (in
article<chine.bleu-FBB08...@news.eternal-september.org>):

> In article<almarsoft.647...@news.easynews.com>,
> Ted <tedsm...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:29:49 -0700 (PDT), JWS <jld...@skybeam.com>
> > wrote:
> > > On Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 8:12:25 PM UTC-5, David Dalton wrote:
> > > > Let me know if you notice any effects.
> >
> > > Sounds fishy.
> >
> > Indeed

Perhaps I will have to wait for the waxing salmon (moon),
though in the waning salmon moon I did come to the
conclusion that some of my stuff was rejected.

> The addler walked with Othin wise
> with Hoenir under honey skies;
> they found a river fast and deep.
> They wanderred whither waters leap.
>
> An otter sat in arden reeds
> with lidded eyes below the weeds.
> He closed his eyes to cloak the thought
> the salmon soon would seem as naught.
>
> Then Loki threw a lethal stone
> that scathed its life from skin and bone.
> It loosed as aimed, to Loki's boast:
> both fish and otter flames would roast.

What’'s the source for that?

I wot that I hung on the wind-tossed tree
all of nights nine,
wounded by spear, bespoken to Othin,
bespoken myself to myself,
upon that tree of which none telleth
from what roots it doth rise.]

Neither horn they upheld nor handed me bread
I looked below me--
aloud I cried--
caught up the runes, caught them up wailing,
thence to the ground fell again.

Then began I to grow and gain in insight,
to wax eke in wisdom:
one verse led on to another verse,
One poem led on to another poem.

Stanzas 138, 139 and 141 of Havamal, The Poetic Edda (Hollander's
translation).

I relate that to my naked thorn hill climb, but I have not yet reached
the wisdom and sustained poetic creativity stage, which
Taliesin (Gwion Bach) implied that he also had in
"Gwion has kept the cauldron
Steadily boiling...”

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David Dalton dal...@nfld.com https://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
https://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
“‘Then you saw me from the cathedral/Well I'm an ancient heart/Yes,
you saw me from the cathedral/And here we are just falling apart" (T.T.)

Siri Cruise

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Jun 30, 2022, 12:37:37 AMJun 30
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In article
<0001HW.286D495C00...@news.eternal-september.org>,
About 400 stanzaa adapted from Edda, Volsungasaga, and roman
history (Aetius, Atilla, and Honoria).

> I wot that I hung on the wind-tossed tree
> all of nights nine,
> wounded by spear, bespoken to Othin,
> bespoken myself to myself,
> upon that tree of which none telleth
> from what roots it doth rise.]
>
> Neither horn they upheld nor handed me bread
> I looked below me--
> aloud I cried--
> caught up the runes, caught them up wailing,
> thence to the ground fell again.
>
> Then began I to grow and gain in insight,
> to wax eke in wisdom:
> one verse led on to another verse,
> One poem led on to another poem.
>
> Stanzas 138, 139 and 141 of Havamal, The Poetic Edda (Hollander's
> translation).
>
> I relate that to my naked thorn hill climb, but I have not yet reached
> the wisdom and sustained poetic creativity stage, which
> Taliesin (Gwion Bach) implied that he also had in
> "Gwion has kept the cauldron
> Steadily boiling...”

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