The Oseberg

By Sean G.D, 2nd Year

Object No. 35 Oseberg ship, c.815
oslo Museum of Cultural History

The Water horse of the Northern Giants

It carries the fearless frozen men

Across black blustery seas


The Gripping Beast at the bow and stern

Snarls in defiance at the ominous clouds

Traversing the churning waters


An oaken ram ploughing through waves

Carrying fish and plunder alike

The Godspeed of Odin fills their sails


At ten knots they travel ’round the coasts

Pillaging and ravaging as they go

None dare brave nor match their might


Then it ends its days buried in earth

Tapestries and treasures enshrined within

A tomb for the Viking Queen

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