Inspired by F1.30 The Morrigan
They carry wisdom on their wings,
caw and shout, but few will listen,
they whisper to the wounded and dead,
here we’re connected, here’s the thread
between Earth and time
what comes after has been before,
still men insist they’re crows of war–
but their ferocity is not for sword, spear,
gold, or sky above,
their fierce power comes from motherlove—
sister goddesses, a triad encircled,
black feathered they stand,
guardians of their children
protectors of the land.
For the penultimate day of Paul Brookes’ month-long Folktober Challenge. You can see the images and read the responses here.
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Thank you, Michael!
The fierce mothers. Yes. (K)
Thank you, Kerfe. Yes.
When I looked at the pictures, I thought, of COURSE Merril will take the crow 😉 And you did a wonderful job with it. Mothers are the fiercest…
When I looked at the pictures, I thought of course, I’ll write about the crow. 🤣
Thank you! I didn’t know this legend either, but I think my take fits.
Haha! 😀 😂
So many legends out there!! And yes, it does.
A marvellous depiction of a legend that, like you, I had to look up
Thank you so much, Derrick!
Oooh! I love this, Merril. Beautiful tribute to the goddesses and the Mór-Ríoghain. 🙂
Thank you so much, Robin! 💙
Yes, it’s this exactly. An aspect of womanhood that the Christians couldn’t cope with.
Thank you. I didn’t know the myth, but this is how it seemed to me.
All those assertive aspects of women were anathema to the Christians.
Yes, so it seems.
They sound like a worthy tribe to me!
Thank you, Ingrid. 🙂
Go girl!! Love this.
I LOVE the feminist shift halfway through! Brava!
Thank you so much, Liz!
Sometimes the image announces what you need to write. 😊
You’re welcome, Merril.
I like this a lot. The last stanza sold me!
Thank you very much, Resa!