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The following messages are requests for
information about poems or other interesting Celtic links . The poems
include lines which may be Celtic, Irish, written by Fiona Macleod or William Sharp or
not. In some cases, I have only what I printed out (sometimes our e-mail crashes)
and have typed a synopsis of the request. If you have any information to help these
seekers, please feel free to contact them. I'd like to know, too.
The third verse of "The Earth and Man" was printed in gothic lettering in an
autograph book 90 years ago by Harold Nield. he was a chorister at Manchester Cathedral
I would be interested in any information you can provide regarding the piece.
Your website is a revelation,
Edward Hoyle and Ryan Godwin
I have the original 1910 Uniform edition of Fiona MacLeods collected
works. If this is any use to anyone for reference, not for sale. Also a
volume of poetry by William Sharp and some references to Fiona MacLeod
in Yeats' memoirs, etc.
Have you ever come across The Little Book of Great Enchantment. I have
seen mention of it in various books but never actually come across one.
If you or any one you know has any information on this elusive book I'd
be happy to hear from them.
Subject: Links to Denholme
I was doing a bit of web exploring looking for links
to expand my own site http://www.b3design.demon.co.uk/
which is currently devoted to an epic cycling journey but in the past has contained
fiction and reflection based on Celtic Spirituality.
What I'm doing is looking for connections to places on
or near the route to expand the site. This is linked to the Songlines idea that was
popularised by Bruce Chatwin. I'm exploring my own Songline....I was searching Yahoo
for Denholme (a small village near Bradford in West Yorkshire) and a reference to William
Sharpe and your site came up. I did find your other pages and they are fascinating. They
provide yet another example of the idea of a mono-myth as "discovered" by Joseph
Campbell (The Hero has a Thousand Faces).....
Hope you can help with the Denholme link.
Subject: Re: Fiona Macleod/Blessings for the souls release
Dear Mary Ann, thanks so much for your response to my
little personal quest. I've been searching for this poem for about a year now, and
it all started after I went to a Donovan concert at Harvard University. He
introduced a new song, entitled "Sleep", as a lullaby. It begins:
"Sleep, now sleep, and so fade sorrow, sleep, beloved,
Sleep, no sleep, a far tomorrow, sleep, beloved, sleep."
Intertwined in ths song are portions of the poem by Fiona
Macleod "Blessings for the souls release". The verse included is:
"Sleep of seven lights upon you, sleep of seven joys.
Sleep of seven slumbers on you, in your easy poise.".....
From: Wendy Hagenow <email@example.com>
Subject: A question
My name is Wendy Hagenow and I am a graduate student at Virginia
Commonwealth University. I was visiting your web site in search of a
poem. I was unable to come across it, which could very well be due to
the fact I only have three lines from the piece, and wondered if you may
have heard of it.
The lines are as follows:
On a curved seashore a green oak stood,
A golden chain upon that oak
A golden chain upon that oak
My professor thinks they may come from an old celtic poem. They, the
lines, are in the play script The Three Sisters by A. Chekhov. If you
have any knowledge of this snippet of the poem, I would greatly
Thank you for your time!
maryann & wendy --
i don't know how long ago wendy inquired, but i saw her query on maryann's
fiona macleod webpage .....
the quote from THREE SISTERS (occuring right at the end of act 1)
referring to an oak tree, a chain, and a cat comes from the opening lines
of a poem by alexander puskin entitled (in the translation from my book)
"a prologue" -- a 33 line poem. so, early 19th century russian,
celtic. i could type it and send if the reference source isn't sufficient.
[although you may have long ago no longer needed to know the source....]
David T. Burkham
From: Patrick Nowack firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Song Lyrics
...I am still looking for the lyrics to another song, which I don't know
the title of... The refrain is as follows:
Oh Oh!!! Glorio...
I am the Lord's disciple..
Oh Oh!!! Glorio..
Hand me down.....
I heard this song performed by an Irish group in a bar. I really
and would like to learn to play it myself. I have tried searching for it on
multiple search engines like HotBot, but to no avail....