Douglas Goodall

The Soft Doctrines of Magnus Invisible, V. V

V. (E_____ 432) This is a tribute to absence, to the weaver-workers who tied the nots. AU-IM REFLECTS! To the tyrant, abundance provokes reaction. Only flawed things become their opposite. Only a fool believes opposites are equal. GTSMGQPVKJTHMCZJAKVGMJKSUFZQTH GQJKHSJMHRMTGTHMCZJAKVGMHJQLFQGQTH GQIUPRPUHQIJMZJAKVGMGAJSUI GHKJOHQFWQGJMZJAKVGMJFMJ Loving is more perilous than a dragon, harder than steel. Returning love is more

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Wulfric and the Snow Elf, V. VII

VII. The Curses (In which Saarthal burns, Ysgramor vows vengeance, and curses are spoken.) Sorrow! Sorrow! Dwarf-sword strikes true Even when I do not wish it Now my sword-tip flips up strikes true To the snow-bent Stranger’s armpit Shallow, shallow strikes the Dwarf-sword Stranger Nerrem lord of Falmer Slowly dying elf-lord outpoured Frost-fire on the

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Wulfric and the Snow Elf, V. VI

VI. The Return (In which Wulfric and the Snow Elf return to Saarthal.) Eormi pled to visit Saarthal Wulfric lost his fear of father Nerrem plotted perfect star-fall Three set forth with fearsome offer All of Saarthal lay in mourning For the youngest all thought frozen Wakeful way-watch cried out warning Strong Ysgramor called his

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Wulfric and the Snow Elf, V. V

V. The Wedding (In which Wulfric and the Snow Elf are wed.) Eormi led the son to Laidal* To the cold-stones of her elf-clan Seeking shelter from the snow-squall Needing courage to face kinsmen Eormi into deep home guided Wulfric doom-drummed north-son man-gem To the chief-halls, undivided To the Stranger, now named Nerrem Elf-lord rose

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