Folktober challenge day 30   Leave a comment

Jane Dougherty Writes

Penultimate day of Paul Brookes’ ekphrastic challenge. My poem is inspired by the image of the Morrigan. You can see all the images and the poems they inspired on Paul’s blog here.


They are far off those days,
when wisdom came in threes
and trinities were women.

Past, present and future,
raven-haired, crow-winged, red-lipped,
wrapped in fire, war leader and inventor,

she came with three faces,
healing and a spear in her hands,
poems in her mouth,

girl, mother and wise sean bhean
bringer of birth, fertility and death,
spring, summer and winter.

They are far off those days,
when women led their men
to protect the land,

forgotten now and buried
beneath long centuries
of blood and greed.

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Posted October 30, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

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