My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Folk talk

 Not long after I moved to Ireland in 1980, when my daughter was born, we lived near the Hill of Tara in County Meath. I always thought she was a changeling!





Hill of Tara

Sentinel over the River Boyne,

Ancient seat

Of the kings of Ireland,

You can see

Across the fields of Meath


From the summit

Most of Eire.

Amongst the remains

Of monuments

And earthen mounds,

Where spirits,

Myths and legends abound,

Lies the gateway

To the Tuatha Dé Danann,

The otherworld

Where magic’s found.

Touch the coronation stone

Where once the true

High Kings were crowned.

Called the Stone of Destiny,

It waits for the rightful king

To meet challenges of bravery,

When it will roar such a sound

It can be heard across the land.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Images found on www.irishcentral.com and www.mythicalireland.com




18 thoughts on “Tara

  1. You can feel the mystical magic and wonder through your words and the names of the places and legends, Kim. I love how you included your daughter in feeling that she was a changling. I wonder if you still feel that way about her…I’m so intrigued.

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    1. My daughter is a strong independent woman now. She tried on her wedding dress yesterday and looked so beautiful. She has to go back to London this afternoon but she’ll be back to collect the dress after some alterations and then it’s the wedding at the end of May!


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