Ogham Studies-Yew and Birch

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Ogham Studies-Yew and Birch

Post by James Parton » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:42 am

loho (Yew )

The somber Yews, whom Death knows,
whose trunks form the gate to Annwn.
Between their roots the river flows,
And souls drift to sweet oblivion.

The winter berries shine bright red,
Admist their dark green leaves.
A beacon to the newly dead,
To put their fears at ease.

For the land to which they travel now
On the yonder side of Yew
Is the apple vale of Avalon
Where they drink of life again
from Morgan’s brew.


Beith ( Birch )

The loving mother Birch
Whose trunk is white as snow
In a grove more sacred than a church,
Where peace and solace grow.

Beith leads the ogham dance
Where we hear first her call
She sings her soft woodland romance
In her milky moon-white shawl.

A white candle in the deep wood
The birch stands for light and purity
A beacon, this tree has stood
From the beginning of eternity.


http://www.druidry.org/board/dhp/viewto ... 89&t=21220

http://www.druidry.org/board/dhp/viewto ... 89&t=15682


Credits go to Fitheach for posting these to the Druid Grove.
James E Parton
Ovate Course Graduate - Druid Student
Bardic Mentor
New Order of Druids

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