No, I have’nt made a mistake, I did mean poetree! So, what is a Poetree Walk? A Poetree Walk is a shared walk in a woodland that combines tree appreciation with the reading of poetry, self-penned or otherwise. The idea was concieved by Edward Durand, a poet from Sligo and John Willmott, a maker and keeper of Laybrinth Gardens. Check John’s work on www.celticways.com . The walks will take place on Sundays from March until the end of October in woodlands throughout Ireland. Check it out on www.squidoo.com/bards-in-the-wood . So, yesterday saw us in the Cavan Burren, 200 acres of woodland, megalithic tombs and Bronze and Iron Age archaeological remains. A special and beautiful place.
Sitting on a mossy carpet above the Fairy portal Susie recites her touching poem about a fabulous tree she knew which has since been destroyed by humans.
An offering is made to the wee folk at the Fairy Cairn…
and another beautiful poem is shared with all.
Bee Smith captivated all with her poems and knowledge. Bee is an amazing woman… originally from America… she has a vast knowledge on Fairy folklore and Celtic spirituality. If you are visiting Ireland do check out her website www.irishblessingstours.com . Bee can take you to the special places, away from the well beaten tourist treks.
As we walked on we came to an area where the forest has been cut down. Could they not have left this one tree by this huge glacial rock? It seems not!
The last inhabitants left here 50 years ago…an end to thousands of years of habitation in this area.
This magnificient stone makes up one side of a little shelter. There is enough room for a few people to sit inside.
Join me for part 2 tomorrow.
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