Inheritance of heresy by Jessica Ni Leacai

Carved deep in an artery, a tree bled,
and from it forth came the flow of  flowering,
petals painted the air,aromas, how nature neglected it’s
young, them dropping deathfully as the mother mishandled fortune

Cries crept up vines, winds whailing as weather ripped,
ravaging, destruction in design, and animals on upright arches,
plundering, planting, with their seeds sown in dour definement,
secondly  stating how redemption rescues heretics honourable

Pretention perceived, a pagan prolapses, a revert,
returning to customs cultured in creed, compassion,
adoring all organically ordered, cosmos cultivated, worshipping
wonders of life lived, no shame centred nor hate held highly

Fear for death not fixated, elders elegantly enchanted, adorned,
admired in astuteness, orphic orifices orally imparted, incantations,
lore leaping onto parched pages, merciless monks meddled, crosses came , corrupting corporeal carcasses, defiling demonically, our glorious Gaelic gods

Washed wayfully did they destruct, destroying, archaic acts,
a tongue thought treasonous, witches were they, said the savaged
settlers, burn, bash the barbaric beasts, beat into submissive subjection,
enslaved, entrapped, emigrated and exported, whence came a heriditary heretic returned

This poem can be read on poetry.com – http://www.poetry.com/poems/141981

 

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About jessienileacai

Irish speaker and artist. I love music, art, languages,literature, history, travel, photography, and comedy. I love Ireland, my heritage, the old ways and the beauty and people of this small island and its surrounding tiny islands
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