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The Sweetest Song

(This is about an Irish/Celtic legend:
Oenghus & Caer)

A hundred-fifty swans in dancing light
of sun were shimmering upon the lake
when Oenghus, God of Love, beheld the sight
and called to her who made his poor heart ache,

“You haunt my dreams. I die for love of you!”
With her reply, the cloak that he had on
changed into soft white wings, for love was true.
And thus it was he joined her as a swan.

How great their joy when Oenghus met his mate,
the fair Caer, there in the gleaming throng.
Imagine knowing bliss to be your fate!
In unison, they sang a wondrous song.

It sweetly lulled all listening to sleep,
a melody their hearts would ever keep.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 3/30/2014 3:44:00 PM
Andrea What a charming and wonderful fantasy love story. So sweet and full of passion and heart. Thanks you for the kind and flattering comment on my Chances Learned poem.
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Date: 8/30/2012 9:56:00 AM
Another classic from your pen, truly a wonderful poem, i'm a sucker for a sonnet.
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Date: 4/13/2011 1:32:00 PM
I am only familiar with Greek and Roman legends/mythology, so this is something new for me. Thanks for the beautiful read!
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Date: 4/13/2011 10:10:00 AM
That is one thing I seem not to have an interest in is mythology and I don't know why. My guess is they make no sense. Neither does science fiction yet I like that better. Nice story you have penned. love phyl
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Date: 4/11/2011 2:35:00 PM
Such a beautiful ,mystical love story and an unstanding sonnet. Just Awesome! Andrea. Lainie
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Date: 4/11/2011 9:53:00 AM
I forgot to fav this and 7 it LOL I dreampt of the story last night!smooch!
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Date: 4/11/2011 7:44:00 AM
Enjoyed your wonderful sonnet, Andrea! Although this legend is new to me, I loved the imagery of this one!...All the best!...Gert:)
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Date: 4/10/2011 9:20:00 PM
I'm learning of so many unheard of legends from this superb poems. Another for the Winners' List! Thanks for sharing this beautiful one which I'll add to my my list of favs. Have a wonderful week ahead. Love, Annalise
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Date: 4/10/2011 2:35:00 PM
Darn, darn..darn TOO good, stiff competition for SURE! GO Andie! Light & Love
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Date: 4/10/2011 11:32:00 AM
What a beautiful sonnet. I'd never heard of this legend before : ) Jack. I just Googled Ghost Dance and found an eye witness account of it.
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Date: 4/10/2011 10:25:00 AM
Lovely legend Andrea.. one I now know and did not before.. fantastic story.. good luck if for the contest luv.. amazing as always... enjoyed and hope all is going well with Angie and moving day ..
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Date: 4/10/2011 5:51:00 AM
Sure 'n ba gory! The Irish have such great legends and poetry. How about W. Butler Yeats? Love his stuff. "The Wild Swans at Cool." something like that. Good write. Love, dave
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Date: 4/10/2011 4:46:00 AM
this legend id new to me, heartie.. i think i'll reserch on this some more.. what abeauty, the way you so flawlessly set the tone for this one.... whootie!! winner hall of fame for me..:) huggs and love!
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Date: 4/9/2011 9:54:00 PM
Quite interesting legend,Andrea.A beautful sonnet!
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Date: 4/9/2011 8:25:00 PM
A very creative and well written Sonnet. Thank you for reading The Pond and for your comment.
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Date: 4/9/2011 6:28:00 PM
Nice Sonnet.Is it for any contest Andrea?
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Date: 4/9/2011 5:29:00 PM
Nice tale of love of Penghus and Caer, Andrea.
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