Gentle Vikings

For a week or two I’ve been feeling a bit low and blocked – thinking, ‘why bother?’ But overnight the wind turned to the North; now flocks of fieldfares and redwings swirl along the moor edge. Such gentle vikings.

Time to take up the pen.

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About Harry Nicholson

I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. I write a few poems and short stories. There is an eBook anthology of them, 'Green Linnet' on Amazon. Also a novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' I've a blog of poems, stories and art at: https://1513fusion.wordpress.com/
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6 Responses to Gentle Vikings

  1. Tilly Bud says:

    These times always pass. I’ve learned not to worry. Now they pass more quickly.

  2. Thank you all for your responses. I sense clear blue sky above my head..

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Harry, your title resonated with me, as like you I have visited Iceland and discovered that those original Vikings were much more gentle than is usually depicted.

    The contagious chuckles and determined hops of the Fieldfarecoupled with the colourful swooping gestures of the Redwing are worthy of lifting anyone’s spirits. Take care. x

  4. Ina says:

    I am glad you are not quitting 🙂 There is so much and we never find all of it.

  5. vivinfrance says:

    Christine has said what I was about to say. I particularly liked gentle Vikings – I gather it is a particularly interesting year for seeing migratory birds.

  6. “Such Gentle Vikings! – that’s a lovely description.

    I am glad you have felt encouraged to take up your pen again and you are emerging from your low feeling.

    Christine

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