County Sligo, Carrowmore, Tuesday 26th July 2022…
Almost as impressive as the monuments themselves,
if not more so,
are the locations in which they are situated.
If cemetery builders were artists!
It is difficult not to suspect
that there is a high purpose here too.
But these things are, for the most part,
taken for granted
by the majority of sight-seers.
And that high purpose
and is not even suspected.
Which is a pity!
In the Cave of Cruachan, Very-White-Clear-Sight sat in meditation,
“Mother,” she said, “I see a chariot coming over the plain.”
“Describe it,” said Sweet-Mouthed Maeve.
Said Very-White, “truly, I see horses pulling the chariot:
two stormy dappled greys
alike in colour and shape;
of full slim-girth
their tails curled;
galloping side by side
they career along.
A chariot of fine wood,
the high frame’s wicker-work
creaks above its two black wheels:
its curved yoke is silver mounted.
In the chariot
a dark,melancholy man:
his eyebrows jet
his face pale
his blue mantle is
held across the chest
by a salmon brooch.
A three pronged javelin
gleams from his shoulder.
An awning of bird plumage
waves from his chariot frame…
Heart of Albion – Stuart France & Sue Vincent