Thursday, September 22, 2011

Celtic Writings for the start of Autumn


"A good season for staying is autumn; there is work then for everyone before the very short days. Dappled fawns from among the hinds, the red clumps of the bracken shelter them; stags run from the knolls at the belling of the deer-herd. Sweet acorns in the wide woods, corn-stalks around cornfields over the expanse of brown earth. There are thorn-bushes and prickly brambles by the midst of the ruined court; the hard ground is covered with heavy fruit. Hazel-nuts of good crop fall from the huge old trees on dykes"

This was taken from a work called 'The Four Seasons' by a unknown Irish writer of the 11th century.


1 comment:

  1. Lovely, and lovely to walk in the woods where I live and see the same (except the deer herd unfortunately). Connections to the past.

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