elysabeth faslund

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Isle Of Wight* - Poem by elysabeth faslund

How long the Christian Vigils...
How long those silent nights
Of Sacred Fire,
Frightened Monks...
And, in the Barrows,
Laughing Wights...

Twine the Linden
Round the Ash...
Mortal life
Beyond Last Rites.

'All this beauty is of God'...
Dagda not considered...
Nor the Cauldron,
Nor the Dragon.
Tuatha left for Gallic shores...
Mistletoe Fairies...mitred.

Twine the Linden
Round the Ash...
Mortal life
Beyond Last Rites.


Comments about Isle Of Wight* by elysabeth faslund

  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (11/25/2007 4:38:00 PM)

    elysabeth -

    This is funny, I am watching the dvd on the 1970 concert on the Isle of Wight as I read this.700,000 stoned spectators and remarkable performances by the Doors, Joni Michell, Kris Kristopherson, Jimmi Hendrix, etc. etc..............
    'Those were the days my friend.'

    Best - Cheryl
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  • (10/8/2007 3:23:00 PM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem Elysabeth - I went to the Isle of Wight as a child with a school friend and her family (Shanklin to be more precise) and this brought back some beautiful memories - so dearly treasured.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  • (10/6/2007 6:32:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem of archaism and mystery - your poem uses a minimum of words with a maximum of impact. The readers 'sees' your Hobbit-like wights in a circle dancing their fiery ritual:
    Twine the Linden
    Round the Ash...
    Mortal life
    Beyond Last Rites.
    Strong, rhythmical robust poetry. love, Allie xxxxxxxxx
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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