The All-Father



all father

I am the fire in the head.

I am the hare, I am the hawk,

I am the wave that breaks into the rock, and flies in rainbow drops

To the sky, to fall again with the rain. Down I go, my body,

A spear of water ripping open the earth, as I mutate

Into pebble, soil and seed. I split open my back with my resolve

And lift up to the sun. I grow. I die. I come to live

On this world once more. I whirl the currents of the Eastern wind,

I myself am my own storm: the lightning and thunder

Brimming and broiling in my blood. I have changed the course of rivers,

I have tilled valleys with the power of my Horns. I am the stag of the south,

I am the bear of the north, I have ridden dragons and become

The fire from their throats. I am destruction, ashes, and void.

I have loved the Mother in the cavern. I have sired the faraway stars,

The air you breathe, the food you eat, the soil you walk on,

I have willed it, I have been in it, I have become.

In your belly I rise, in your heart I have my throne.

I am the fire in the head,

The hawk of the east, the salmon of the west.

I am the above, the below, the centre, the in and out.

I am the eye that sees in the darkness, I am the light no eye can see,

I am the bread and the water, the plant and the beast.

I am the maker and the making and that which is being made.

I am the giver who’s always taking.

I am the fire in your head.



4 thoughts on “The All-Father

  1. Alex says:

    Great blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? Can I am getting your affiliate hyperlink on your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol


    • karembarratt says:

      I use wordpress for the blogs, but that is as far my technical knowledge goes, including the website. Not idea about hyperlink 😉


  2. Tina Barrett says:

    You could certainly see your expertise within the paintings you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

    Liked by 1 person

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