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Ogham poem: Onn/The Wheel

Roll Roll on Roll on that road by foot by hoof by bladed chariot to the serenade of the door slamming behind you to the harmony of the door closing in your face to the rattling of the bridle the … Continue reading

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Poem: Invocation of the Northern Gate

Mud and flesh Rock and bone The arches woven of branches, oh! The green shoot shatters its casing The old leaf loses its greening The raw flesh loses its meaning after the bird has taken flight Mud and flesh Rock … Continue reading

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Poem: The fugitive

In the forest, you have found freedom from your crimes. You leave behind human ties as so many leaves fallen on the path– or perhaps the real leaves are more useful. And then the flower begins to regard you, and … Continue reading

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Poem: The well

I am strong as a tree is strong green and swaying Hurricanes crack the branches, yes, but that grants no permission for you to break me Green shoots rise from the severed trunk sprouting from death but that grants no … Continue reading

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Ogham Poem: Ailm/A cry

Here I am at the moment of surprise: the sound escapes a mouth with a gust of wind, the thrust of an arm reaching for the ground below — the palm that slaps the earth before the roll of the … Continue reading

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Poem: Socrates

Ask the prickling questions, for the truth always loves a martyr. We agree upon the virtues, don’t we? That good is the whole good, and evil not? That mind is the highest good of all, closer to god. What do … Continue reading

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Poem: Brighid of the Outcasts

Write me a poetry of the undeserving: of those huddled at shadowed fires far from the garth who eye the palisades suspiciously and earn their names battling our noblest of sons. Sing too of their ragged women, unbeautiful and veiled … Continue reading

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