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The fatted flesh of summer,
Wrought of Lugh's love for Earth,
Hangs gravid in festooned packages
-- and shines.

Waning summer winds
Tumble clouds across the sky,
Laden with the lifeblood of the wood,
-- they cry.

The sacrifice of flesh now made,
The trees don fiery hoods,
Draw their lifeblood deep within,
And harden their bones of wood.

Rich is the feast of hill and field,
Lain upon Lughnasadh Earth.
Within the fullness of life she's borne,
The seeds of her own rebirth.

Worn from the test, with nodding smile,
She lies among trees.
The rains toil in their courses deep,
And deliver her to the sea.


Author's Note:
This is part 3 in a suite of 4. The others are all now posted.




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The following comments are for "Lughnasadh (Feast of the Sun)"
by Philo

re: ritual
This ritual is very interesting huh?

( Posted by: webguy [Member] On: February 15, 2005 )

Part 3 of 4 - webguy
Thanks webguy. You're right, its all about the ritual. I'm interested in what about the natural world inspired early man (and still inspires us) to create the mythologys and religions to help explain and celebrate it.

Fun with proto-myth! Thanks again. -Philo

( Posted by: Philo [Member] On: February 15, 2005 )

Philo:" feast " for reader
Philo, Impressive imagery. Really enjoyed this read, from first line to last. How diverse our subjects are, here at Lit...and our motivations for penning, then posting...I find that most intriguing.

Robert William

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: February 15, 2005 )

Philo,
What nice writing and lovely images. I have missed reading you and our friend Peter, say hi to him for me ok? ;)

I am going to read more of you in the next few days. I found this piece very nice, thank you for sharing it with us.

Darlene

( Posted by: Dareva [Member] On: March 13, 2005 )

Darlene & 7L
RW, thanks for reading and for your kind words. I agree with your assessment of our community. What a treat it is to have it. Sorry I took so long to respond.

Darlene, thanks for looking this up. As I've mentioned in other places, writing poetry doesn't come easy for me and I'm prone to re-write things years later. We'll see what comes of this suite in the future.

I'll certainly give your regards to Peter if I see him, please do the same for me if yu see him first. I miss his voice too.

I'm excited to hear that you're planning on reading through some of my writing, I think I'll do the same with yours. What better way to understand one another's ideas than to share them. I look forward to it. -Philo

( Posted by: Philo [Member] On: March 13, 2005 )





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