Eihwaz is the long i sound, but it is rarely used in script
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)
The yew is a tree with rough bark,
hard and fast in the earth, supported by its roots,a guardian of flame and a joy upon an estate
Eihwaz tells us that today was a day of connection. The image of Eihwaz often reminds of the writing from the Emerald Tablet “It ascends from earth into heaven and again it descends to the earth, and receives the power of higher and of lower things” and thus connection, in being connected to earth and heaven, to underworld and upper world, one can receive the power and influence of both and “Thus you will have the Glory of the whole world. Therefore will all obscurity flee from you” as those connections are established and strengthened. It often seems to take a more direct form in meeting with new people, and new opportunities, that seem to have arisen without a clear source or action. They are not necessarily chance encounters, but their presence is not obvious until the connection is made.