going underground

Tonight I am host at the Bar and I am offering up the prompt ‘underground’

 

twice routed by the Milesians

by cunning and by guile

the time of the Tuatha De Danann

came to a close

of sorts

 

and so it was

Eireann was divided up

half by half

above by below

Earth by Sky

 

and so it was

that the Amergins

chose above

and the light

leaving the Tuatha De Danann

to move subterranean

to the dark

 

and so it was

into the deep green Earth they went

led through the gateways of old

by Manannán, God of the sea

unseen by mortal eyes

cloaked in Danthe Faeth Fiadha

 

and so it was

in time they became the Sidhe

 

underground they remain

immortal

whispering their tales

and singing their songs

to those who have ears

 

and catching and holding

those who do not

 

For a more complete history of the Tuatha De Danann and the other races of Ireland follow this link to The Book of Invasions

23 thoughts on “going underground

  1. kim881 says:

    You’re in my kind of underground, Paul, with the Tuatha De Danann! Are we possibly below the Hill of Tara? I like the way
    ‘Eireann was divided up
    half by half
    above by below
    Earth by Sky’.

  2. Sabio Lantz says:

    I clicked the link and read a bit to put meaning to what otherwise would be a complete mystery to me. Though we know Celts invaded and then were themselves invaded and now the invasions in the British Islands is legal — people constantly displaced by the next group — each feeling themselves the rightful owners and thus they write to support it. My family is Celt, but I knew nothing of this — thanks.

  3. rosemawrites says:

    “whispering their tales
    and singing their songs
    to those who have ears

    and catching and holding
    those who do not”

    this is an enchanting and kind of creepy poem too. hehe. thank you for the prompt, Paul!

  4. sarahsouthwest says:

    I quite like the idea that there is something happening down there…I also like the symbolic idea that we are rooted in our mythology. And, of course, you take the myth and make it vivid and a little bit disturbing.

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