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When Mother Earth, Anu was young
the gods gifted her sisters;
Fair Brigid with the fiery hair,
blonde Boann of the waters.

Their bodies lay upon the globe
intertwined in rainbows
Brown skinned mountains, fiery skies,
and blonde washed dawns to rouse.

Adore the feminine in all her forms,
or mountains rise and snowslides are born.
Adore the feminine in all her forms.

Most favored by the Northern gods 
was Brigid's aurora
How the endless night was blessed
so they all adored her.

The jealous day of blonde Boann
shook, from pale limb to limb, 
and water rose to wake Anu
who writhed in earthen skin.

Adore the feminine in all her forms,
or mountains rise and snowslides are born.
Adore the feminine in all her forms.

The Northern lands of ice and snow
so brightened by Brigid
saw brittle glaciers break and fall
avalanches begin.

So to this day all North men pray
to the goddesses three
Earthen Anu, fiery Brigid
and Boann's watery lea.

Adore the feminine in all her forms,
or mountains rise and snowslides are born.
Adore the feminine in all her forms.



 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 4/30/2015 7:46:00 PM
DG, Congratulations on your win. SKAT
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 4/30/2015 7:48:00 PM
Thank you Linda.
Date: 4/30/2015 10:53:00 AM
I love the picture and your narrative Debbie!!! I am also glad that we are together in the first issue of the tanka journal!!!! Congratulations to your well-deserved WIN!!! ^_^
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Date: 4/30/2015 11:31:00 AM
OHHHH wow Tim, Teddy, Chatmaine & me! You should do a blog and let everyone know!
Date: 4/28/2015 7:17:00 PM
Debbie.. A truly smart write deserving of a top win, congrats!
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Date: 4/28/2015 3:11:00 PM
Bold mythical imagery--the repetition of the lines: Adore the feminine in all her forms, or mountains rise and snowslides are born. Adore the feminine in all her forms." is effective. Well done!
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Date: 4/28/2015 2:49:00 PM
Debbie, Congratulations on your "Aurora And Avalanche" win.... LINDA
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Date: 4/28/2015 9:13:00 AM
Wonderful take on the theme, Debbie. I really enjoyed the imagery here. Congratulations on your fine win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/27/2015 10:35:00 PM
Congrats on a fine win Debbie
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Date: 4/27/2015 7:33:00 PM
Oh my, Deb, you went deep into the meaning and this should have placed on the top of the list. As always, you set the bar high !!
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 4/27/2015 8:06:00 PM
Just down a different path Carrie I enjoyed all the submissions especially yours and Peter Holmes ;).
Date: 4/27/2015 2:08:00 PM
Very beautiful as always Debbie , your discriptive abilities are marvelous a 7! Congratulations on your win! Blessings dear friend Eve
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Date: 3/9/2015 10:07:00 PM
My Viking roots say this is a superb poem my friend. So smooth and such images! A7 and the title so fits the piece!
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Date: 3/5/2015 9:56:00 AM
Hi Debbie - Enjoyed very much!.
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Date: 3/2/2015 6:49:00 PM
Love seeing you take on a ballad. It's a great refrain, Debs. Adore the feminine. RIGHT ON
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Date: 3/1/2015 12:38:00 PM
You have painted a picture with words that inspire, educate and captivate the reader with tales of mythical beauties. Emile. #7
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Date: 3/1/2015 10:58:00 AM
Hi Debbie! Excellent poem. I really enjoyed reading it, and learned some history at the same time! love & hugs, Kim
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 3/1/2015 11:50:00 AM
only the names are real from Celtic/Irish Mythos THANKS