Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wandering Angus

I love to think of Celtic mythology at this time of year and dredge up my favorite poems and stories by Yeats, Joyce, Heaney, etc. Last year I highlighted the Song of Wanderin' Angus (the Celtic god of love and youth) by Yeats; this year I found another lass thinking about Dream Angus, too.

". . . Will he come to me, Dream Angus,
Come quietly throug the evening light,
Come when I do not expect him, and I am sleepy,
Come when I am drowsy, when I am ready for rest;
Will he come to me, Dream Angus?

. . .

Will I see the birds about his head,
The birds that are his kisses?
Will I believe that each of us,
Even he who thinks himself unloved,
May be transformed, made different
By one who finds him marvelous? Will I think that?"
~by Alexander McCall Smith from Dream Angus


...louciao... said...
Such delightfully colourful and varied images. I raise a glass of Guiness to you!

March 11, 2011 1:26 PM
Margaret Pangert said...
May the Irish hills caress you,
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

March 11, 2011 8:54 PM
Diana said...
This was wonderful, I don't know how I missed it! Love Di ♥

March 12, 2011 6:47 AM
Margaret Pangert said...
Hi, Diana! Cheers! Love, Margaret


  1. this is so lovely....verse, vision and spirit!

    please drop on over and share a brew immediately, i would love the good cheer!!!

  2. 'Will I believe that each of us,
    Even he who thinks himself unloved,
    May be transformed, made different
    By one who finds him marvelous? Will I think that?"

    dear margaret/margaret dear: :)

    a young woman in my writing group wrote tonight about being loved. she said a past life reader told her it is not up to her to decide whether she was worth loving. it is up to the people who love her.

    i like that.

    now: my saint patrick's day joke:

    what's green and lives outside?

    answer: Paddy O'Furniture

    hee hee hee


  3. I find you so hard to find now. And that's why I miss gems like this post.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear Margaret.

  4. Beautiful as always.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  5. hi Rebecca~ I'm bring over some Killian's Irish Red beer, and we shall toast our global family and all that is good in the world! In accordance with tradition, we shall have to wear some green, too! Love, Miss Maggie

  6. Thank you for sharing that, kj. I always try too hard. It's not even up to me!
    One Irish joke I haven't heard!
    An Irishman proposed to his girl on St. Patrick's Day. She proudly showed the ring to her father, a jeweler, who said it was fake. She criticized her boyfriend who said, "it's a sham rock." Slainte! (Cheers in Gaelic)

  7. Hi Friko! I'm always so happy when you drop by! Put me on your list to follow! Thanks!

  8. Happy St. Paddy's Day, Choices! You are the pot o'gold at the end of the rainbow! Slainte! (Cheers in Gaelic)

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