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Roisin-Teagan 
Posted: 05-Nov-2003, 01:57 AM
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QUOTE (Celeste of the Stars1 @ Nov 5 2003, 12:40 AM)
I just wanted to let you know I think your poems are beautiful!!!
Please keep writing, the gods have given you a great gift!

For some of us, it takes a long time to realize God has placed a gift of writing our hearts. The words ebb and flow at first, but with illumination the spring gushes forth.

Thank you for your kind words. I would say the same to you---keep writing as you search for your true voice and vision! hug.gif


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Posted: 06-Nov-2003, 11:58 AM
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Posted: 06-Nov-2003, 12:25 PM
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QUOTE (barddas @ Nov 6 2003, 10:58 AM)
Autumn draws her quilt of colors close
readying herself for winters chill
The children in thier coats and hats
run and play in dusk golden light
Smoke rises from the chimney like grandfathers pipe
As we settle in for long winter nights

WOW! Jason,

Your poem is very beautiful! It helps me welcome winter. smile.gif
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Posted: 06-Nov-2003, 04:28 PM
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Thank you! It just popped into my head this morning....

It's a bit chily and rainy today... so it just struck me
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Thank you for your kind words...
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Posted: 06-Nov-2003, 06:21 PM
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QUOTE (barddas @ Nov 6 2003, 08:58 AM)
Autumn draws her quilt of colors close

Nice one.


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Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow
Who shall gather the smoke of the dead wood burning
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?

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Posted: 06-Nov-2003, 09:35 PM
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Nice imagery. Great =)


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QUOTE (silverdragon @ Nov 6 2003, 06:21 PM)
QUOTE (barddas @ Nov 6 2003, 08:58 AM)
Autumn draws her quilt of colors close

Nice one.

Hey 'Old Fool"!

I couldn't agree with Silver Dragon more! smile.gif

I Love it.

Have to ask, did your Christmas thread inspire the last line? smile.gif

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Posted: 07-Nov-2003, 08:37 AM
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Thanks everyone!!!! Gives memore confidence..Thanks smile.gif

Elspeth, the last line I guess came from the holiday thread now that you mention it!
The first line though I has been in my head since last year. What ever I put after itnever seemed to fit. I woke up yesterday and there it was..... FINALLY...LOL!
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Posted: 07-Nov-2003, 12:25 PM
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Hi, Barddas!

I like the image of Autumn drawing her colourful quilt close (up about) her.
Perhaps in doing so she's being mindful of Spring and Summer's dainty handwork.

And Winter smiles, surely for he knows that love is sowed in a cosy bed.

Very beautiful and inspirational, Barddas!

Thank you.

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Posted: 08-Nov-2003, 09:27 PM
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Got to love it when beautiful imagry feeds off of beautiful imagry.

nice nice nice =) I like what I read here
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QUOTE (Castlehigh @ Nov 7 2003, 01:25 PM)
Hi, Barddas!

I like the image of Autumn drawing her colourful quilt close (up about) her.
Perhaps in doing so she's being mindful of Spring and Summer's dainty handwork.

And Winter smiles, surely for he knows that love is sowed in a cosy bed.

Very beautiful and inspirational, Barddas!

Thank you.

I'm over in Celtic Hearts: A Sacred Hearth of Éire
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Thank you for the kind words...
I enjoy your pieces also...
Very nice..
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So much talent from all of you!!, Please continue to post these wonderful poems. You guys and Gals really know how to pull the heart string!
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Posted: 13-Nov-2003, 08:12 PM
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I purchased Connie Dover's The Border of Heaven yesterday, and while I was listening to it today, I thought of something. Although the music changed so radically between the isles and, in this case, the American frontier; the roots still sound strong. The style of music that Connie portrays on this CD is quite diffrent from what I'm used to. But the storytelling in it is the same, and the Celtic roots can still be heard. While I was listening to it today, I slipped the following into Notepad:


The story telling tradition lives strong
So much of the day's music loses this quality to commericialism
The traditions of the olden days, of the bardic history, they survuve first
and foremost in the retesllings of the old stories
the same, age old songs and ballads
told, and retold; sung and resung generation to generation
even today's best songs, many of them tell a story in this tradition
the song which tells a story, carries the strongest emotion
tales of hardship, tales of joy
tales of comedy, and thise of tears
'tis these which endure, because they are more than a poem, and they are
more than music
they are history, told and retold
each tells a story that would otherwise be forgotten
indeed, the wonderful stories that are preserved in these songs are
forgotten by those who are not familiar with the style of music in which it
is preserved


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Posted: 14-Nov-2003, 03:06 AM
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'Tis so true Aaediwen.

As one poet/singer/songwriter once sung:

"Momma, I've got two strong hands
and they're fine as far as hands go
I can shoulder the future, I can face
the wind
for the dream that I must follow
it's a dream that could kill with
it's beauty
it's a hurt that can heal with its pain
but with all these miles that lie before me
I may never get home again

but I'll carry the songs I learned when
we were kids
I'll carry the scars of generations
gone by
I'll pray for you always and I promise
you this
I'll carry on, I'll carry on

I kissed the earth on my daddy's grave
said goodbye to my brave
young companions
but when they hoist the sail I know my
heart will break
as bright and as fine as the morning
and I don't know where this road will
take me
but they say there's a place there for
a man
and I'm only afraid that my dreams may
betray me
and I'll never get home again...
but I'll carry the songs I learned when
we were kids
I'll carry the scars of generations
gone by
I'll pray for you always and I promise
you this
I'll carry on, I'll carry on

oh, I can shoulder the future, I can brave
the wind
oh, we go on, we go on but we never get
home again"

By Rich Mullins/Beaker copyright 1993 Edward Grant Inc. (ASCAP)/Kid Brothers of St. Frank Publishing

Rich Mullins passed away in 1997. He was an awesome songwriter. He never wrote any of his songs down---he wrote them on the piano, on his hammered dulcimer, or the guitar and stored them in his head. I think his song "I'll Carry On" illuminates our rich history and legacy of story-telling through song. wink.gif
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Aaediwen & Roisin-Teagan can you find some subtle Celtic roots from the following beautiful song by U2?


Stuck In A Moment

I'm not afraid of anything in this world
There's nothing you can throw at me that I haven't already heard
I'm just trying to find a decent melody
A song that I can sing in my own company

I never thought you were a fool
But darling - look at you
You gotta stand up straight - carry your own weight
These tears are going nowhere, baby

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment and now you can't get out of it
Don't say that later will be better
Now you're stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it

I will not forsake the colours that you bring
The nights you filled with fireworks - they left you with nothing
I am still enchanted by the light you brought to me
I listen through your ears - through your eyes I can see

And you are such a fool to worry like you do
I know it's tough, and you can never get enough
Of what you don't really need now - my, oh my

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it
Oh love, look at you now
You've got yourself stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it

I was unconscious, half asleep
The water is warm till you discover how deep
I wasn't jumping - for me it was a fall
It's a long way down to nothing at all

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it
Don't say that later will be better
Now you're stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it

And if the night runs over, and if the day won't last
And if our way should falter along the stony pass
And if the night runs over, and if the day won't last
And if your way should falter along this stony pass
It's just a moment - this time will pass


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