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Celtic Mist

            CELTIC MIST
Through mists of time and legends lore,
a Celtic mist invades our core.
Haunts our soul, stirs our mind,
looks through eyes forever blind.
To ancient times, lost along the way,
like an orphaned prodigal prodigy.
Mark the thought and slip back in time,
where honor reigned and stood sublime.
The year stirs awake from its icy wonder,
animals rouse from hides buried under.
Life buds swell, grow and start to bloom,
resurrected life, fresh ready to consume.
The livestock loose from shelters shell,
and pass through Beltain's fire like hell.
The bright time season as was once known,
of new born lambs and crops fresh sown.
A time of fertility when wars would rage,
of invasions passed from Druid’s sage.
The May Queen glares on the fires of Bel,
flowers freshly picked, decked the holy well .
The great Elk wanders, crunching under foot,
waving his antlers that from his crown did jut.
Like Cernunnos, god of the underworld dire,
feared by man, yet seduced by its desire.
To tame a land, too harvest its seed,
but sows the grain yet reaps the weed.

The Pooka stares, with its evil eagle eye,
harries the innocent, destroys with a sigh.
To mysterious waters, brine coloured despair,
lost to elder’s cries within Balors dripping lair.

Sidhe flit’s across the mind, a spirit of the dead,
arousing hidden memories lost within your head.
Morgana calls, the Queen of the fortunate isles,
prompting you awake, as you step the Celtic stiles.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 9/7/2013 7:07:00 AM
excellent piece i like the style
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 9/11/2013 5:09:00 PM
Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem its greatly appreciated.
Date: 9/4/2013 6:04:00 PM
this one took me deep. what a grip!!! SKAT
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 9/7/2013 6:28:00 AM
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
Date: 9/1/2013 9:42:00 PM
nice mythological reference--definitely a read again poem.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 9/4/2013 6:14:00 AM
Thank you for reading and comment on my poem.
Date: 7/7/2013 9:49:00 AM
love it .... great couplets... love PD
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/9/2013 1:46:00 PM
Thanks again for reading my poem and kind comment.
Date: 6/27/2013 10:00:00 AM
A mystical mythical like flavor alongside real life imagery. Kudos for the rhymin too. Pls read my latest too.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/4/2013 8:34:00 PM
Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment on my poem. I have read some of your work and found it fun, clever and rhythmic,. keep up the great work
Date: 6/20/2013 1:48:00 PM
Extraordinary epic tale! Marvelous in its conception and execution! 7!
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 6/21/2013 11:36:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comments. I don't think many people will understand this poem unless they have some idea of Celtic Mythology.