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Baldr's Death

Poem (Canso): 

Black blood shed by Baldr

Burns red like berry death bed.

Fools who fought with dread figs

Flung death to purest god.

Conniving ice conq’rer

Changing, shifting life’s form

Hel held his beating heart

Whole if all souls would weep.

Life did cry but Loki,

Left to his life’s theft,

Bore no tears for brother,

Bought life not with his eyes.

Closed coldly with plant’s kiss,

Celestial life’s breath.

Put to the pyre most purely

Purified by the fire.