Song of the Seal Woman

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Song of the Seal Woman

Post by Eruannlass » Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:39 pm

Suilad all,
Here is the song I mentioned in the conversation of my Ulmo meditation -
Song of the Seal-Woman a translation Refrain - Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing,
Down there in the great strand thou art beating,
Thy music is in my ear when of thee I am dreaming,
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.

The verses, sung in no particular order and freely altered -

Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing:
Down there on the grey reefs the seals are moaning,
My feet are flying to the tide, to the seaweed,
I stand on the shore with the cool waves foaming over my toes,
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.

Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing:
Down there in the sunlight the seals are basking,
The old ones on the high rocks, the young ones below,
Where the tide flows they will leave their rock couches,
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.

Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing:
In the wild bay the seals are diving for fishes,
The young calves are playing in the warmth of the shallows
as the tide creeps slowly over the sun-blessed strand:
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.

Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing:
The sea-birds are flying from the rising waves,
The sea folk are flocking to the cool granite caves,
And I am calling to the brown heads swimming by my feet;
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.

Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing:
My heart's love he is prince over the seals;
I shall climb down each day to the soft sandy beaches,
To the shadows of the long caves in the granite cliffs;
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.

Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing:
There in the red cave dwells the old cow seal,
Never stirring until her white calf can swim
And I am singing and stroking the grey woman and her fine child;
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.

Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing:
Soon the speckled calves and their mothers are moving,
Are swimming the long channel to the sun and the ocean,
They are leaving me lonely by the edge of the shore;
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.

Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing:
In the spring he will come - my prince of the ocean.
I have waited him long since the turn of the year;
He will show me the way to the sunlit Holm of the Seals;
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.

Song of my heart, O Sea, thou art singing:
We shall follow the seals on the wings of the waves,
My prince and I shall ride the saddles of the white horses,
He will crown me his queen in the far Holm of the Seals,
For I have given my heart to the sea and the folk of the sea.
         
                                                                                                Eruannlass
I Aear cân ven na mar ~ 'The Sea calls us Home.'

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
~ e e cummings

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Re: Song of the Seal Woman

Post by Niennildi Oarnen » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:14 pm

;D
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