Ear is the dipthong “ea”
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)
The grave is horrible to every knight,
when the corpse quickly begins to cooland is laid in the bosom of the dark earth.Prosperity declines, happiness passes awayand covenants are broken.
Ear is the grave, death, and decay. It is a rune that indicates that something has reached it end, and must now be put to rest. The problem I am having is figuring out what. What has reached it’s end, what is complete and can go no further, It could be a mutltitude of things, or a single thing that is very important. It occurred to me as sign of this time of the year, the dark season in the Northern Hemisphere, when the underworld and the lands of the dead come close and claim what is theirs. But it could also be a sign that other things have reached their terminus, and the question is for me, what is it?