Ehwaz is the short e sound
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)
The horse is a joy to princes in the presence of warriors.
A steed in the pride of its hoofs,when rich men on horseback bandy words about it;and it is ever a source of comfort to the restless
Ehwaz, the rune of the horse, is a rune of speed, action and movement. When I see it in reading it says that quick, decisive action is course, and you need to stop dawdling or thinking so much and just act! It also encompasses images of wealth, in the sense that a quality horse who was quick is worth something, much like today, a sports car has a great value attached to it, and seen as an image of having “the good life.” It also indicates that now is the time to set out, especially as May is the month of journeys, so don’t hold back or you will miss the opportunity. Just go forth and seize the day, and start taking actions to see the fruition of your plans and desires, cause now is the time.