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Posted: 15-Jun-2006, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (McKenna @ 15-Jun-2006, 04:19 PM)
This is beautiful!  I can't think of a more perfect piece of prose to memorize.  Good one to recite when blessing a friend or loved one with protection.

I've always liked this too. It is very beautiful. Your version is a variation of the pagan core of the poem called the Lorica of St Patrick:
http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/patrick.htm
and it's wonderful how you can see the incorporation of the old religion into the new, nestled right into the heart of it. I think it's a big part of the particular nature of celtic mysticism, with its nature base, whether it's pre-christian or christian era. You can't take that natural love and awe out of a celt.
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Posted: 14-Apr-2007, 04:02 PM
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Eternal Rose

The hand
Gripping tight
speaks volumes
Oh how but I should not leave
Ohh but I cannot stay
I shall return
soon, so soon
I will be here
Have no regrets
no sorrow for me
For I shall be here
Eternally

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