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The Celt and the Scot

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Corinne
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0 posted 02-25-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

The Celt and the Scot

He was a gentleman from the highlands,
of the Ancient Black Watch Clan,
as strong and tall as I was elfin,
a mysterious man from Scotland.

He came on a warm eve in Mae,
as the Kiernans were bringing in spring,
circles of fire on display,
frenzied dancing in the offering.

Flicker of firelight caught his face,
his Tartan colors of green, black and blue,
what had brought him to this place?
A kind face lit in a red/orange hue.

My turn, I leapt across a ring of fire,
red hair flying, head thrown back,
I ran past him to the Moorish mire,
Heard footfalls on the mossy track.

I ducked inside a cave, my secret place,
there was a green underground stream,
breathless, jubilant at winning this race,
but he was already there, akin to a dream.

Fingers touched my shoulder softly,
I jolted, hands raised for a fight,
he grabbed my hair, then kissed me,
held me in a way as to excite.

He lifted me, loftily above him,
effortlessly with his strength,
I reached out a hand to stop this whim,
he laughed, held me fast at armís length.

I could not see his face as he drew close,
but I did not resist his fiery kiss,
found myself drawn in an almost
involuntary response, this body bliss.

He lay me down upon the soft moss,
loved me once, then again once more,
softly this time and with tenderness,
our bodies and spirits we did explore.

Now I wait for a sign of his return,
of a promise I knew he would keep,
as long as I breathe I shall yearn,
and in my Celtic heart he will beat.

          Touched my heart and
          Scorched my body
          With the flames
          Of many centuries: Ne Obliviscarus


© 1999 Corinne Bailey


© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Mike
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1 posted 02-25-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Enjoyed muchly.  Well done.
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2 posted 02-25-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for bobbycat   Email bobbycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bobbycat

wow........*stares in awe*.....this poem tells a wonderful, beautiful tale....your imagery is breathtaking--my favorite, by far.  

Bobbycat =^..^=
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3 posted 02-25-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Corinne, this is pure gold.  smooth, flowing,
flawless...I felt as though you SANG it to me.
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4 posted 02-25-2000 09:55 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Wow! I love this style of poetry so much. Ireland, Scotland and poetry belong together, producing the greatest flavor one can imagine. WOnderful writing!
Corinne
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5 posted 02-25-2000 10:35 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you Mike Bobbcat, Serenity and Balladeer.

This was pure joy to write, don't know why...


Corinne
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6 posted 02-25-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, this is an amazing tale, I can see your hair flying as you leap across that fire. My favorite by far. Do you have anymore Celtic tales now Mary. I must admit Mary is more of a Irish name lass. That Maria, just didn't fit, I guess its the translated equiv...

Parker

[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 02-25-2000).]
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Beautiful poem Corinne ... I really enjoyed reading it ( several times )
My grandfather was from Scotland and a member of the Black Watch during WW1
He died when I was a toddler but we have pictures of him in his tartan ( your poem really stirred some memories told to me by my grandmother ) Beautiful poem ... thanks for sharing it

Rex}<{{{{o>
Corinne
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Thank you, Parker! Yes, the middle name is really Mary, I just used Maria for emphasis on the Spanish poem!  

Thank you also, Rex Allen!  I have a good friend who is a descendent of the Clan Campbell, so I read up on the history and the tartans!  Glad this brought up good memories!


Corinne
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Just incase nobody noticed, this Celtic lass,
just turned 500 posts... Congrats.

Parker
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10 posted 02-26-2000 06:50 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent poem. I could see this story unfold!
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11 posted 02-26-2000 07:51 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

Me-thinks you are a romantic at heart, what a wonderful piece.
Seymour Tabin
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12 posted 02-26-2000 12:53 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Corinne,
Well done, lots of fun, enjoyed the read.
Marina
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13 posted 02-26-2000 02:04 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Corinne:  Is there anything you can't write about!

Marina
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 02-26-2000 06:12 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This has the lilt of a Celtic song, the intrigue of an Irish tale, and is as sensuous as tall summer grass swaying gently with the breeze over the verdant Scottish hills.
I think I'm there!
Just lovely, Corinne
Liz
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Yowsers....such words, such imagery, such passion.....this likes me a lot  
Corinne
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16 posted 02-26-2000 11:48 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you all for your very kind words!

thanks also, Parker, for pointing that out!
Yippee!

Corinne
Michael
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17 posted 02-27-2000 01:35 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

A beautiful story, Corinne.  Pleasurable reading.

michael
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18 posted 02-27-2000 02:44 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Enchantingly well done
Loved it

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Corinne
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Thank you, Michael and Helmut!


Corinne
 
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