[Dream Gate] [Poet Glas]


Trí ailgesa étúalaing .i. éirg cen co dechais, tuc cenitbé, déna ceni derna. (Three impossible demands: go! though you cannot go, bring what you have not got, do what you cannot do) from Trecheng Breth Féne (the Triads of Ireland)

And when I was young I wanted to be
Fleet Diarmuid, staunch Tristan, bright Lance -
And now that I am old I try not to be
Wise Finn, angry Marc, sad Arthur -
But try as I might, the tale it is set
And I never will have, nay, never can have
Ought but what's meet to meet the tale's end
And so I course on and try not to wake
And try not to sleep and never to Dream but only to be
To Be.

copyright 10 September 2001, Birmingham, AL
by Earle B. 'Glas' Durboraw

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