Archive | April 28, 2013

Poetry month – Faerie Queen

Blackmore’s Night

Over on the hill
There grows a flower
Growing quicker still
More perfect by the hour
Deep within that flower
Is a tiny chair
All a-fringed with gold
The fairy queen sits there…

It is in her breath
That the wind does blow
It is in her heart
As pure as winter snow
It is in her tears
Crystal raindrops fall
And within her years
That she is in us all…

*Oh dark eyes
Help me see
Just one look
She is gone
Look on me
We are one
Fading with the setting sun…

As the willow bows
To her majesty
All the forest flowers
Love her mystery
Who would not admire
Who could not adore
Who does not desire
Who wishes to see more?

Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

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Just finished this one. I’ve had it awhile and finally got around to reading it. Title is a bit misleading as only one chapter is about the Druids. All the other chapters are about the Celts from Galatia to Britain and Ireland. And the Greek philosopher who visited them in the first century BC.

A lot of the info was review but I did learn some new things like when Paul of Tarsus wrote his letter in Greek to the Galatians in Turkey they didn’t read Greek. The majority of people only read Galatian/Gaulic language. Way to go, Paul.

I also learned that the Ptolemaic pharoahs imported Galatian mercernaries who settled in Egypt for hundreds of years until the Romans came.

I did enjoy it so I have now dug out the other book of Philip Freeman’s I have to read.