‘I cannot come!’ they heard her cry. / ‘I was born Earth’s daughter!’
Ars longa, vita brevis? Not for the Elves.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor…
In the original Old Norse, the Dvergatal contains rather more than sixty names, mostly strung together as a simple rhythmic list.
The word ‘poetry’ also derives from the Greek ‘poiein’, which has the same meaning as the Sanskrit root ‘kri’, whence comes ‘karma’.