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Author's Notes: "Celtic Dreams" is a co-authored write by Liam McDaid, Michael Clarke, and me. This write is a very special Celtic fantasy tale based around the mythical "Kingdom of Arrach," ruled by a Celtic King named "Aird Righ." It's a spiritual tale of fantasy, hope, love, and eternal promise as reflected in a divine love relationship between this king and his beloved queen who is returning to him from very far away. In the end, as with other similar writes we've done in the past, the universal emotion of "love" in this poem is at the base of everything. This poem leaves room for each reader to draw his or her own conclusions about this unique divine love relationship in this special Celtic kingdom. (Gary Bateman - August 25, 2015) (Free Verse)

Categories: emotions, fantasy, feelings, hope, love, romantic, and spiritual.

Celtic Dreams

The Celtic dreams come forth through auric visions of an all-seeing eye. 
An ancient calling where the mystic rivers flow down a rugged mountain
while Angels bathe in the springs of an everlasting and radiant beauty. 
The Soul grasps at memories enfolding within fields of emerald green, 
where the sun kisses the golden barley as it dances softly to a warm, 
beautiful breeze. 

I see my blessed star once more awaiting me upon the great golden plain, 
enchanting the beautiful songbirds’ sweet melodies, and holding the air 
one breathes. I come on the breath of a sigh, as the haunting Celtic pipes
are calling breathlessly to your adoring beauty, with true angelic music
playing wondrous tunes to you over the mountains forever more.

From the Kingdom of Arrach, I stand looking out over a magical mountain
river from which mighty waters roar, and find deep ethereal senses pure
where the inner eye sees through murky depths, on the edge of a dark 
mysterious voyage toward the dreams of my past. Stars twinkle in an 
azure sky, and within these stars my Diamond Queen is shining, as liquid
gold melts blending gently with radiant colors of a misted celestial light. 

I stand as the true power of an ancient time, and the past lives live on
within my warrior heart. High above the mountain an eagle spreads its
wings, evoking the horizon, and sounding soft echoes as an affectionate
calling. My beloved, this Celtic heart beats only for you. Come to me from 
your star, and we shall join once more, uniting dreams under the sleeping
eyelids, and later awaken the whispers in the seed and pollen floating in 
the enchanted night air.

The eagle circling ever so slowly in descending circles, with a halo vision, 
falling to the spirit of Celtic beauty. A flaming heart burns once more, you
come as promised, eclipsing upon this earth. I kneel before you my gracious
one to softly kiss your breathless petals. A thousand dreams take flight. The
lonely wolf on the highest pinnacle of Arrach awaits his love as the eagle flies
in search of a new Celtic dream to be reborn into this life. 

Lighting moonbeams dance with the shadows of sparkling starlight glistening
silver, born into an existence from a black void of nothingness. The wolf and 
the eagle shall now join as one in human shape and form. It’s at this moment
that new legends arise in the sunsets, holding your slender fingers to my heart 
with a deepest joy that skips inside a chain that kisses your every command.  
And now behold the glory of the coming, as light explodes in such colored hues. 
If I could blow onto your hair a gentle whisper where a Soul floats, breathing
warm treasure sparkles, with one very special gleam. Once more King Aird Righ
and his Diamond Queen come forth to redeem again the mantle of Celtic glory
and storied greatness. 

A gift gem of a thousand lifetimes, beyond dreams of sweet honey, awakening 
in the morning I bask in your very light and mythical presence. On the breath
of a sigh you come from your peaceful sleep, called by our Love speaking from
our ancient time, and with each passing moon, I sense while gazing at the stars
ineluctable feelings and emotions as the divine dewdrops of the morning speak.

You are the greatest jewel these blue eyes shall ever see—a diamond shining 
bright in my darkest hours—you are my love Supreme. This Soul calls over the
ocean waves, as each echo in your voice ripples like a tiny humming bird with
its heart beating so rapidly and flowering kisses on your soft and sweet dreams.

Gary Bateman, Liam McDaid, and Michael Clarke – A Collaborated Poem, 
Copyright © All Rights Reserved (August 25, 2015) (Free Verse)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 5/8/2016 3:36:00 PM
If this is the poem you suggested I read, then I owe you a huge 'thank you,' Gary. It is indeed fantastic. Striking verses from 3 talented poets.
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Date: 9/9/2015 7:52:00 AM
Gary I so enjoyed reading this poem. You guys slammed it out of the park, as one would say in baseball. A 7 for me. A Great write being sent out to all three.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/9/2015 7:58:00 AM
Hello Sharon!! Thanks so much on behalf of me and my colleagues Liam and Mike!! And thanks too for the "7"!! (Presently, I'm only checking and responding to PS comments and POTD and POTW postings. I'm currently standing down from the Soup through the end of September to play catch-up on my poems and short stories, and to take a break!!) BTW, I've been reading your book. Your poetry is wonderful!! I will be in touch later and visit your poetry postings. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 9/6/2015 10:00:00 AM
My first time fav'ing a triple collaboration here but this poem so deserves to be added to my fav list here! Bravo-three times and what a pleasure to find and read this great poem this morn!A7
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Date: 9/6/2015 1:24:00 PM
Robert!! Thanks so much for your comments and a for the "7" and FAV for all three of us. I know that Liam and Michael are equally appreciative. It's super to hear from you too my great friend!! I hope all the best for you and your family!! I'm currently not posting for the time being as I'm working on my short stories for my second book. I will be posting poetry again near the end of the September. Best Always, Gary
Date: 9/3/2015 10:45:00 AM
Hey Gary, stopped by for a visit. Wow! This is a wonderful collaboration between you, Liam and Michael. The story line, imagery and fantasy of it could definitely be transformed into a movie. Excellent writing and expression from three great poets. Well done! Be Blessed, Neva
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Date: 9/3/2015 4:27:00 PM
Hello Neva!! Thanks for your really gracious comments here. I will pass them on to Liam and Michael. I do know the three of us plan to do some more of these writes in the future. (This particular fantasy story will have a continuation sequel.) I will stop by momentarily to check out your site. Please feel free to read any of my other poems as you wish. Thanks!! And Best Wishes Always!! Gary
Date: 9/2/2015 11:26:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful. I love the idea that 3 poets collaborated to complete this poem. congratulations, Gary, Liam, Michael! 7 and hugs to each of you.
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Date: 9/2/2015 12:43:00 PM
Hello Kim Dear!! Thanks for your read and very gracious comments here on our three-way co-write!! (All three of us do these writes on occasion.) I know that Michael and Liam will really like your comments for sure. (I haven't forgotten you!! Although I'm answering comments right now -- I'm actually on a 2-3 week break from PS so I can concentrate on some poetry writes and short stories for my second book!! I expect to be back on-line with PS NLT end of the third week of September -- just in time for "Halloween"!! I will stay in touch . . . Cheers and Best Always, Gary
Date: 9/2/2015 8:14:00 AM
A Magnum Opus of poetry reflecting the abilities and knowledge of poets of your caliber! Congratulations to the three of you: Gary, Liam, Michael and a seven to each! What an artistic, adventurous and captivating reading!
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Date: 9/2/2015 8:27:00 AM
Hello Herr Professor!! We have some more of the Celtic theme writes planned for the future. I'm very pleased you liked our poem here as I know Liam and Michael are equally pleased as well. (I will be in touch later. I hope all is well with you and your family!!) Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 8/30/2015 2:05:00 AM
Applauds to your excellent poem!!! splendid art!!!~Olive Eloisa =')
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Date: 8/30/2015 4:15:00 AM
Hello Olive Eloisa!! Thanks for your note here. Liam, Michael, and I managed to meld this final poem into a great fantasy write. Continued best wishes to you!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 8/29/2015 6:24:00 PM
You both are such a wonderful writer, your write flows eloquent in the heart of the readers, . Beautiful and excellence.............A.M.
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Date: 8/30/2015 4:17:00 AM
Hello AM!! Thanks so much for your quite wonderful comment here. I know that Michael and Liam will be pleased to with your note. Glad you enjoyed this fantasy write. Cheers, Gary
Date: 8/29/2015 3:30:00 PM
Gary, what a great collaboration. You three work well together. This is an amazing write. It has a nice flow. It is as though I'm reading one poet instead of three. Excellent job! :-)Alexis 7
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Date: 8/29/2015 4:35:00 PM
Hello Alexis, Thank You on behalf of Liam, Michael, and me!! And thanks too for the "7"!! This one did turn out very well especially with the fantasy topic and all. Doing collaborative poems from time to time can be interesting and very rewarding. The key that synchronization and unity of effort were 2 or 3 people writing together can blend into one voice. I've been writing with Liam and Mike on a number of past projects and will all three share complimentary traits that work in our favor when we do projects of this sort. Best Wishes, and have a wonderful weekend. Cheers, Gary
Date: 8/27/2015 2:15:00 PM
Hello, Gary, a wonderful trio. Sad Michael, left the soup. He was always sweet when it comes to my poems. Anyways, this is the best collaboration I've read today. It's also going to be the FIRST collaboration I favorite that is not my own... I wish I could rate the poem with a 10. However, 7 the highest allowed. Gary, Liam and Michael... The title is perfect, so is every line on here. A diamond shines, no matter how dark dreams may seem... Love LINDA
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/27/2015 4:40:00 PM
Hello Linda!! Thanks so much for your very kind and gracious words here. I will pass on your wonderful comments to Michael (who lives in Scotland). I will let Liam know too. He may comment separately later. This one must have touched a nerve for sure with you since you've acknowledged it outside of your always excellent collaborative series of poems. We three are truly honored by your comment!! We are planning some more fantasy writes in the future in this Celtic genre. Thanks for the FAV + 7!! Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 8/27/2015 1:52:00 PM
the three of you make beautiful music together..a gem of a piece!.. huggs
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Date: 8/27/2015 2:12:00 PM
Thanks Nette so much for your very fine comment here. This particular co-write was in the pipe for a while. Mike is our great Celtic history expert. Without his input and the influence too from Liam, this poem would have been indeed much weaker. Suffice it to say that all three of us rallied strong and came up with this very compelling write!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 8/27/2015 10:17:00 AM
Well done to all three collaborators for a splendid offering! I thought that Michael had left the site; good to see that he is still active. ~ All the best. // paul
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Date: 8/27/2015 10:53:00 AM
Hello Paul!! Thanks for your read and review here on behalf of Mike, Liam, and me. (Mike did leave "PS" but he still works with Liam and me on various co-write projects. He certainly knows his stuff on fantasy topics for sure.) Liam may comment separately here later. I will drop by to check out your latest work. Continued Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 8/25/2015 1:30:00 PM
- A first class co write from you guys - Talent and beauty becomes always perfect! (tr) - Trying to update .... sorry, not had time to visit the past few weeks - (Maybe, sale of my father's house tomorrow .... I cross fingers) - Best wishes to you and Ingrid - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/26/2015 4:05:00 PM
Anne-Lise!! I hope that you, Liam, and I can do some more co-writes for sure in the future. I don't know if you would like to do a three-way co-write poem for Halloween or not?? We need to do another one for Christmas 2015 too, just like last year!! I will ensure that all of our co-writes make it in my second book just like with my first one!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 8/25/2015 1:53:00 PM
- Best of luck with your second book, dear friend Gary !! - hugs and love // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/25/2015 1:49:00 PM
Hello Dear Anne-Lise!! Thanks so much for your read and wonderful comments, and for the "TR" too!! I know that Liam and Michael will be pleased as well. I do understand that you've been quite busy with family responsibilities -- absolutely. Best of Luck with everything. I will keep my fingers crossed. (Other than this poem today, I won't be posting anything for the next 3 weeks or so as I have much to catch-up on with my writing and second book.) I stay in touch. Best!! Gary
Date: 8/25/2015 1:01:00 PM
also thank you silent one and dorian for the heartfelt beautiful comments wishing you all a lovely week
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Date: 8/25/2015 12:55:00 PM
gary with you and mike this piece just blew me away pal it sang in another realm love how this drew to me wonderful pen your ink flowed golden smiles
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Date: 8/25/2015 1:18:00 PM
Hey Liam Mate!! I think our mutual effort here with Michael resulted in a quite interesting fantasy metaphor. It was indeed my pleasure to have the opportunity to work with you and Michael again in a great collaborative effort!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 8/25/2015 7:38:00 AM
Hi Gary,Liam n' Mike! Wow!This is a very beautiful romantic sweet captivating love poem, you've painted here,my dearest friends.I love it.Very beautifully written!Just dazzling!Excellent!I truly enjoyed it.A very beautiful dreamy romantic enchanting piece to be held close to my heart.smiling.Your pens are truly mighty golden!Great collaboration!A 7 to each + fav!Wishing you a very lovely week!In His light!God bless you always!:)Love n' hugs!xoxox D.^O^
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Date: 8/25/2015 7:44:00 AM
Thank you "D" Dear One!! This was a three-way team effort on this one for sure. Liam and Mike tend to be more the fantasy experts than I am. But we all contributed to this effort and smoothed out the final draft for presentation to Poetry Soup. Thanks for the 7 + FAV too!! You are a most wonderful person indeed!! Cheers and Best, Gary