Poetry – You – The mystical woman who holds the atoms and dreams together so that I can live. A love poem.

Originally posted on Opher's World:
Poetry – You – The mystical woman who holds the atoms and dreams together so that I can live. A love poem. This is a poem to the mystical woman whose love holds the universe together and gives it meaning. She is not real; no goddess to be worshipped. She…

I was Dreaming – a poem

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I was Dreaming   I was dreaming But it was real; I have woken into a wonderland. ? Who could imagine such splendour? Out of nothing Into something. Out of rock, gas and water Into sons and daughters. ? Beyond our understanding Yet lighting up our eyes. A landscape…

wīg-gār

Originally posted on Old English Wordhord:
wīg-gār, m.n: a lance. (“wee-gar”) Detail of a miniature of hunters pursuing a bonnacon with a very long lance and strategic shield, from a bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds, England (Salisbury), 2nd quarter of the 13th century. British Library, Harley MS 4751, f. 11r. Bonnacons…

meox

Originally posted on Old English Wordhord:
meox, n.n: muck, dung, ordure, dirt. (“meh-oks”) Image: A bonnacon, which The Medieval Bestiary tells us is an animal like a bull that uses its dung as a weapon. Its horns curl in towards each other so are useless for defence. Pliny the Elder says “…when attacked, it runs…

hwæl-weg

Originally posted on Old English Wordhord:
hwæl-weg, m.n: the path of the whale, the ocean, the ‘whale-way’. Image: Thomas de Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, Valenciennes, BM, ms. 320, f. 111v. Ca 1285. From Medieval Animal Data Network.