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  • #8680
    Eadha
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    I thought it might be nice to have a thread for ‘our stuff’, our original work. Whether it’s poetry, song lyrics, or just outlines of projects we’re working on. I’ll post mine below, I hope you’ll join me.

    #8681
    Eadha
    Participant

    This is the poem I wrote when I read the taster pamphlet for the course.
    As I said in my profile, I made trail bread for the first time in ages, and wrote this.

    Marry the moon, my child

    Marry the Moon, my child, marry the Moon
    And soon in twilight’s chill
    Frost fills me with longing, still.

    Marry the Sun, my child, marry the Sun
    And run, your summers free
    In joy; River, Stone and Tree

    Marry the Earth, my child, marry the Earth
    At birth; in blood and bone
    Bonded. Together, alone.

    Marry the Sky, my child, marry the Sky
    And fly; fly, dearest child
    Breathless, and cloud-kissed, and wild.

    Marry the snow, my child, marry the snow
    And go; and merry part;
    And merry meet, dearest heart.

    Marry the Fire, my child, marry the Fire
    Inspire unfettered joy;
    Beautiful, my darling boy.

    I know it’s rough as a bear’s arse, not looking for ego strokes, I just felt that, as the course material keeps saying we should share our stuff. So I am 🙂
    Eadha

    #8703

    That’s beautiful Eadha. I’ve just began the bardic course seriously and attempting to write poetry for the first time. Have a couple of very rough drafts but really finding it hard to create something i’m happy with. Hopefully will share something one day but at the moment i’m knuckling down and seeking more inspiration.
    Ben

    #8777
    Eadha
    Participant

    Grand. Hope to see your posts soon 🙂

    #8840
    david poole
    Participant

    That is a very nice verse Edha. I have been wondering where to send my creative output. According to the booklets, you can send it to your tutor or post it to Wildways. I have tried sending something to my tutor but was told she did not deal with emails; this confused me as I had used the office email as the booklets suggested. Not that I have a lot of time to create. I have enough time to study the course and correspond with my tutor and not a lot else, although I do start threads when there is something which I wish to discuss. This has become my main output. I have considered writing verse, but I am not good at that and require a lot more practice. I might get around to writing a story at some point, like I said it is a matter of finding time in my case.

    #8842
    Dowrgi
    Participant

    Nice stuff, don’t be too hard on yourself Eadha.

    I came across this article: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/aboriginal-tale-ancient-volcano-oldest-story-ever-told

    The fact that a story could have been handed down for 30,000 years just blows my mind, even 7,000 years is amazing!

    This has set me thinking about a “project” of mine from my own neck of the woods … Mount’s Bay.

    Anyway, keep up the good work!

    The life of a poet, the life of a bard,
    The rhyme is tricky, the meter is hard,
    The frustration, the block, the awen doesn’t flow,
    Then all of a sudden an idea, a spark, a flame in the head,
    Ink to the paper, words to the tune,
    The lyric is there, the verse has been said.

    Bennathow.
    /|\

    #8859
    Eadha
    Participant

    Bennathow, lovely link, and a cracking verse 🙂 I love words, and story. Clarissa Pinkola Estes has a poem called ‘commenting before the poem’ which is glorious – it follows the poem back from the saying to the making of the ink, the birth and conception of the poet, their ancestors… It’s lovely.

    David, I have no idea who my tutor is, and I must have overlooked the other stuff – I sent my ‘worry bag’ to an address somewhere. Time is the thing, always will be. Good to ‘see’ you.
    Eadha

    #8862
    Dowrgi
    Participant

    You’re welcome.

    PS – bennathow is Kernewek for “blessings”.

    #8911
    Eadha
    Participant

    Hah! Good to know, Dowrgi. Thanks.

    #10778
    jamiehume
    Participant

    Very nice idea. I will put something in from time to time. I tend to put things on Facebook and forget to record them…then they are hard to track down. Just a habit on my part when feeling spontaneous verse emerging out. Instead, I will come here to do it.

    I enjoyed your poem.
    🙂

    #10779
    jamiehume
    Participant

    Fun. I like that. And so we begin!

    #10793
    david poole
    Participant

    Things simply disappear on Facebook, I think you should post on here on the forum instead, your work is far more likely to stay around, plus you will be read by people who understand where you’re coming from. Facebook can be very unpredictable.

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