Beowulf’s Trophy (A Midgard Sonnet)

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Today I am celebrating the release of my novel, Beowulf: The Midgard Epic, from Stitched Smile Publications! I’m including some cool promo pics and a link to where the book can be purchased. The special edition paperback with illustrations will release very soon as well! To kick it off, I’ve composed a sonnet reliving that epic battle between Beowulf and Grendel. Sit back, relax, and get your feet wet! There’s a full ocean ahead, and Hrothgar summons you to Herot! Come to Midgard … Adventure awaits!!!

Beowulf’s Trophy (A Midgard Sonnet)

Fists and sweat and bloody thrusts of full might
Dance the dance of battle as two foes dwell
Grendel lunges, teeth gnarling as they bite
Wreaks havoc on the hall, unleashing hell
Beowulf stands firm against the creature
Weapons would not penetrate the beast’s skin
Hide of scales and dragon born in feature
Lashes out with fangs spread wide in a grin
Hero snags the monster’s hand as he dives
Twisting back his limb until it snaps, “pop”
Villain screams in agony while pain thrives
Turning, yearning for the nightmare to stop
Grendel flees the hall, blood trailing the harm
Beowulf hangs his trophy of the arm

https://www.amazon.com/BEOWULF-Midgard-James-Matthew-Byers-ebook/dp/B01MD0D9O9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480519173&sr=8-1&keywords=beowulf+the+midgard+epic

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Author: jamesmatthewbyers

James Matthew Byers resides in Wellington, Alabama with his wife, kids, a dog named after an elf, and two tortoises. He has been published in poetry journals and through Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, where he received his Master's in 2010. His next epic poem, Beowulf: The Midgard Epic, will be published by Stitched Smile Publications, LLC in late 2017.

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