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Below is the poem entitled THE BECKONING OF OSSIAN'S CAVE which was written by poet Victoria Anderson-Throop. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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                            THE BECKONING OF OSSIAN’S CAVE


            Sense the ancient Celtic rocky entrance beckon onward--

            Heard the time-past warriors clink their ale-blown jests--

            Willed my dwindling courage plunge me, blood soaked,  to the doorway;

                                                                   Breath spent--I leapt....

A Celtic myth claims that Ossian welcome's slain warriors & soldiers into an afterlife where they join slain warriors of all clans and times. (to see Ossian's Cave, check Wikipedia)

Victoria Anderson-Throop

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  1. Date: 4/26/2013 4:27:00 AM
    Warriors are associated with bravery/courage . l have been educated about the belief that Ossian welcomes slain warriors. Interesting piece. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:43:00 AM
    Dear Victoria - You educate me. Thank you. I agree with Rockman. However, usually I'm a stickler for grammar, etc., but didn't even notice. Almost makes one want to be a slain warrior. "Bellow boistrous ale." Did you say six FEET of snow? love, Kathy

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 4/26/2013 2:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes...6 feet of snow....although now we have had hurricane winds for 3 days....a variance of weather....about the grammar...was intentional changing of give the feeling that the next life is unknown...(as I told Rockman, maybe I was not successful!)
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 12:13:00 AM
    Thanks Victoria. I'll have to submit Ossians cave to memory for future use. I don't know when or how. But when the poem calls for it, it will now be there. Thanks for the lesson. As for your poem, I struggled a little with the second line. But I kinda, sorta understand it. Everything was in past tense except for the last line. If leap could be lept, it would all be consistant. All in all, still a good write. Rockman :-)

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 4/26/2013 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    the last line I struggled with....I wanted to change the tense to present indicating that what is beyond is truly unknown...guess i was not successful...if it was also in the past tense, it would mean certainty....perhaps i should put it all in the present tense?