County Meath, Friday, 29th July 2022…
‘Cairn of the Cailleach’ and its satellites
The apron or skirt-full of stones motif
is associated with these sorts of sites in Ireland,
England, Wales and Cornwall.
It is usually an old hag or a giant’s wife
and often these things are synonymous.
At any rate the ‘stone-dropper’ needs to be huge,
if not gigantic, and also needs to be capable
of, as Swift puts it, prodigious leaps!
Mister Swift certainly seems to have known
more than a thing or two
with his Lilliputians and all.
Didn’t they make
our gullible Gulliver a giant?…
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