Wunjo rune


Traditional meaning: joy, perfection

Meanings when upright:

Meanings when inverted:

Wunjo can be useful for:

Anglo-Saxon rune poem:

Wenne bruceþ, ðe can weana lyt
sares and sorge and him sylfa hæfþ
blæd and blysse and eac byrga geniht.
Bliss he enjoys who knows not suffering, sorrow nor anxiety,
and has prosperity and happiness and a good enough house.

There is not a Norwegian rune poem for Wunjo.

A modern poem:

Where do our nerves know where to end?
X equals X times two,
all but nought to the stratosphere.
I touch your cheek, and I feel the sheer
softness, and the pressure against an aching tooth
in your jaw, and my fingertips starting to sweat.
I know, and I know that you know, and you know
that I know that you know.
Reaching across an imaginary line
that between our bodies divides
a canvas, symmetry mode, whatever I do
to you is mirrored in sensation on my own hide.

I would to atone self-flagellate
if not for the knowledge that the bloody pain,
although on your skin leaving no wound,
would convince that it had become serrate.
This vessel of mine is just as much yours
now as it was when Inside I was born,
reincarnate, held century's prisoner.
I should take care of it, I think, to minimize
the pain transferred from this bond of our life.