Dusk of the Fimbulwinter by Drautran
In Germanic mythology, the Fimbulwinter is said to be the final stage before the end of the world, an age of eternal winter and fiendish snowfall . A prelude of presumably three successive, harrowing winters, consuming all life with their fiendish coldness and snowfall, times when brothers would slay each other, lovers would deceive each other and kin would fight against kin . A cosmological doom shared by numerous of the world's cultures .
Yet, this text should be read as a more individual, transcendental approach . The harshness and hostility of winter is a wonderful allegory to describe the many forms of an ultimate downfall : old age, friendship, civilization, virtues and the fact that so many young hearts and spirits are already wintered . And who could dispute the fact that so much seems to be devastatingly "frozen" and "in ruins" in these modern times
a nemesis to humanity .
A slow kill in the white, harsh realms,
whence wraiths breathe thy wilted valour,
harbingers of a wretched hollowness ,
akin to wintry swirls of the Unlight's chant,
the last flickering embers of a long forsaken foe
Yet, amidst bitterness thou wander the path so cold !
Life turns into perpetual frost and frost turns to eternal rime .
Verily, Thurses plough their malice :
their bleak harvest, full of sorrow
strewn about thy years,
whilst Man weeps for the morrow
and the morrow never nears
Thither, unbound, the Wolf
approaches from the North ;
Venoms of a final winter's
jaws bathe the ground .
Waging axes shatter,
kinships perish swiftly !
Its tempest of a myriad spoiling onslaughts,
while Hel calls mankind to final rest :
May keen vigour salute the utter twilight !
Anon, it were adders drink from the feeble wounds of thine !
Seasons forced to writher, all virtues swept away ,
nigh Fimbulwinter's dusk
A monumental wrath of thy Fallen
At one with Vindsval's blight
A mournful passing in dreadful grief
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