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BROTHERLY LOVE--CUCHULAINN'S CROSSING OF THE RIVER

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BROTHERLY LOVE--CUCHULAINN'S CROSSING OF THE RIVER

CUCHULAINN'S CROSSING OF THE RIVER  (see BROTHERLY LOVE  part 2)

When warriors chant the songs of war
And toast the friends here and beyond
They hide the pain and dread that stalks--
And guilt that haunts evade those songs

Like Cuchulainn the mighty Celt
Who struts through myth in mighty pride
Ev'n this great hero bore great grief
When-- by his hand --his brother died

Songs forget this, stories glance
Upon the Fate of brother ‘s death--
But painters capture hopeless eyes
As mighty arms held fleeting breath

He tender- gathered brother then
And babelike carried him across a stream
And holding him --- all glory
Fled --as bloody truth belied his dreams

(based on painting….” Cuchaulainn Carries Ferdiad across the River”    Wikipedia)


Victoria Anderson-Throop
2013

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