Samhain

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dedalus
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Samhain

Post by dedalus » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:00 pm

Coinnigh fós mo chroí amaideach,
ní cúis náire dom os comhair na ndaoine.
Impigh mé de tú, mé a iarraidh seo.

Be quiet now my foolish heart,
cause me no shame in the eyes of others.
I ask this of you, I implore you.


Lá go leor agus oíche tar éis a ritheadh
i measc daoine nach bhfuil mo chuid féin a --
Fós tá siad chun bheith amhlaidh.

Many are the days and nights gone by
among a people who are not my own --
Yet they have become so.

Chreid mé mo shaol go raibh mianach,
agus tá sé seo fíor ag amanna áirithe
ach nach bhfuil ag amanna eile.

I had a thought my life was my own,
and this is a true thing at certain times
but not at others.


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This is not "classical" Irish, more like a stab in the dark - a poke in the right direction. Gaelgeori (the language purists) will be coming after me like the Morríghan. I'll stay a skip and a step ahead: the story of my life so far.

Samhain had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. November marked both an ending and a beginning in the eternal cycle.
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Re: Samhain

Post by JohnLott » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:51 pm

A sad and lonely voice, drifting across the evening breeze into the valleys.
A litany.
Musical.

:D

J.
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Re: Samhain

Post by dedalus » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:07 pm

The first nice thing you've ever said to me ......
Ah, Johnny, are yeh going soft in yer old age?

Cheers,
Bren

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