Ars longa, vita brevis? Not for the Elves.
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’.
November is a good time to ponder things. Memento mori.
Later in life, he threatened to speak nothing but Old Mercian anymore!