Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Writing with Hamish Gunn - Ghost Writer - August 13, 2014

Today's Ghost Writer's prompt on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is a brilliant photograph :

This is what Chèverfeuille says about it:
 "As I saw this photo the very first time (a few days ago) the first thing which came in mind was the Ancient Celtic Oracle called "Ogham". This photo shows you Luis (in Gaelic) or Rowan. This tree is a very sacred tree in the Ogham tradition of the Druids and it stands for protection against the evil eye. In the Celtic culture the people used branches of Rowan (including leaves and fruits) above their door to shield their homes against evil. Rowan is also the Ancient Celtic name for December."
And here is his lovely haiku:    
natural shield
to keep the Devil outside -
Rowan's branch

© Chèvrefeuille


rowan leaves and fruit
protect us from evil
in winter's darkness

bright leaves and berries
spied during a summer's walk
rowan tree

from mists of time
beautiful rowan memories
ancient celtic lore

© G.s.k. '14


  1. nice series
    flavor of the history


  2. that protection would be a bliss to have more of.

  3. Can't watch the video here in the US because Warner Chappell and UMG have blocked it. Doh! But Loreena's voice is exquisite -- absolutely love her work. Your haiku really capture the feel of the ancient myths. :)

    1. What a bother ... believe it or not there have been moments when these sods block open source music found on the Internet Archives ... greedly likkle dips.


harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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