Book of Celtic Verse: A Treasury of Poetry, Dreams & Visions
Celtic lands have a long, rich tradition of storytelling and song; their poets speak to timeless concerns of the human condition, to the most deeply felt emotions of the soul. This beautifully curated collection of poetry, in sections of Magic, the Natural World, Love, War and Praise, and Vision, centers on Celtic poets ancient and modern. The themes are universal, yet the poems show a unique Celtic sensibility. A poem may reference obscure battles or mythologies from lost ages, yet still, have the power to stir the heart. “A Lament for the Red Earl”, written in the 9th century, relates grief for someone fallen in battle, far from home. Then there is the “Elegy for the Welsh Dead, In the Falkland Islands, 1982” which is even more heartbreaking as the event chronicled is still within living memory. One of the many beautiful love poems, “My Soul Parted from Me”, is a tender and poignant story of long-lasting love; another reproves his love for toying with his affections. The Nature poems are often joyous, and others are whimsical or inspiring. Whatever your mood, sip or drink deeply from these pages full of poems that resonate as they transport you into this world.
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