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‘Fire of the Gaels’ by Aine Mac Aodha

Fire of the Gaels!   ‘She is every woman who struggles for survival in a world of prisons of one form or another. Her stories, etched on the landscapes of the universe. She is the mouth of the Blackwater, the secrets of the Alder, the writing on the caves and the shedder of light. She is the blueprints of the past, the wishes of the unborn, the spirit of the crops and the heat of the sun bursting on buds. Shes the midges on the lough, the guardian of the wells, the bones of the earth and the ties that bind by spirit and blood. Shes the songs sung so often renewed on the lips of the young. Her tongue fiery can cut like an axe or sooth like a lullaby. She is goddess of the people, the fire on the hills. Shes the shadow on the stones glinting on river beds. The breath of a new morning, and a beacon in the night. She is every woman. She is Aine, fire of the gaels.’ …

‘A Reflection on Blake’, by Teresa Edmond

A Reflection on Blake “Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.” – William Blake “The dead doesn’t give a damn Whether we tend to or tear apart their graves. For the dead doesn’t give a damn about What happens in The Middle East, Or to victims of Acts of God Or even to its own children. Or to themselves. The dead know that The futility of existence will one day Trump the fertility of the harvest. Why bother sowing and hoeing The Garden When God has driven mankind out of it to fend for itself? So go ahead – trample over the Bones of the dead. Plowing the plots And grooming the gravestones Will only put the dead more at rest.” © Teresa Edmond Teresa Edmond is a blogger and writer  of  poetry, I am adding her blog link here. This is the second in the series of New Poetry by women poets and bloggers. Nine, by Brittany Hill featured in February’s New Poetry on Poethead.