Tag Archives: Folk Tale

Lyricist…

Turisaz * …Merlin was still lamenting his plight; ‘How does it happen that the seasons are so different? Spring provides leaves and flowers, Summer gives crops, Autumn ripe apples, but then Winter’s ice wastes all! O, that there were no … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Legends…

There are many stories associated with the castles of the Northumbrian coastline, some historical, others apocryphal, but it is often buried within the myths and legends that some fragment of truth may be found. Few tales will pique the interest … Continue reading

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Little Acorns…

* … A paper flyer blowing in the wind clings to my ankle. I stoop and peel it from my trouser leg, unfurl it and read… ‘…LITTLE ACORNS…’ A Puppet-Play Figured in Three Acts FEATURING THE REDOUBTABLE MR PUNCH THE … Continue reading

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The Osiriad~Myths of Ancient Egypt re-released…

It felt as if I had been taken by the scruff of the neck, sat down in front of the computer and instructed to write. The Osiriad was one of the strangest experiences I have ever had with words. I … Continue reading

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Bardic Study – The Iron Stone…

* Another early song from Robin Williamson. Not too much to interpret, perhaps, in this offering. Just a straight forward description of the finding of a stone, which we are bound to assume is the account of a true story. … Continue reading

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Sun, Moon and Stars…

* … “Before Ogma, I swear. Before Sun and Moon and Stars, before Sky, Land and Sea, I swear. Before the Sidhe-Folk, I swear… Defenders of the land, victory and defeat are created in each of you. What I ask … Continue reading

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The Shrieking Womb: Feast…

* … “But just supposing something did happen  to them,” pressed Connavor, “what then?” * “Then I’d have revenge,” said Fergus. “On whom?” Asked Connavor. “On whomever was responsible.”  “And what of my position Fergus,” said Connavor. * Continue reading … Continue reading

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The Shrieking Womb: Warriors and Kings…

* … So, Connavor took Conall Cernach to a place apart, “what would you do,” he said, “if I sent you for the sons of Ushna and, by some mishap, they were destroyed in spite of your surety and your … Continue reading

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An Imperious Impulse: Shadow Lands…

* … “You must guard against your propensity to act foolishly, Coyote,” said Death Spirit. “Yes,yes,” said Coyote, “I will do just as you say, as always.” “Very well,” said Death Spirit, “you will travel for five days and cross … Continue reading

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…Red.

* … When the Fenians had risen and come out the following morning, Fin approached Brown, Black and Grey and said, “Do you have anything to relate from the watch last night.” So, the three newcomers told their respective stories … Continue reading

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