Contained herein are the fabulous workings of famous Irish, Welsh, and English bards and poets. Within the Celtic culture literary expression encircled the people and became a focal point in their life. Here you will be aquainted with some of the most well known Celtic scribes and their inspiring works.
Please note that most of the poems and verse listed here are taken from "The Celtic Quest" edited by Jane Lahr © 10/98. These texts may be reprinted on other pages provided proper copyrite and author attribution are present and you email me with your URL so I can have a look. In addition, all photos here are original images and may not be used on other pages unless I provide expressed written premission.
Auguries Of Innocence
By: William Blake
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
By: Robert Graves
When you are old as I now am
I shall be young as you, my lamb;
For lest love's timely force should fail
The Serpent swallows his own tail.
The Coming of Wisdom with Time
By: William Yeats
Though leaves are many, the root is one;
Though all the lying days of my youth
I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun;
Now I may wither into the truth.
Into the Mystic
By: Van Morrison
We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic