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The Turn Of Half The Century by Branawen The Turn Of Half The Century by Branawen
This is a sample page of my forthcoming book of celtic poems, which I am glad to share with you. These poems reflect my own conception of the celtic world and bardic poetry. Just a piece of art of a contemporary poet highly mingled with nature and the Otherworld. Peace an light to thee ☼
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AGEOFAENYA Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Greetings, Bran. I am looking for Celtic/style poetry to add mood and tone to my current novel, "The Princess of Aenya." I am chiefly interested in nature themed poetry with a Celtic sound. If you would be interested in a collaborative literary effort, please contact me.  
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful! Me encanto!!
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Branawen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Artist
Gracias bonita!... espero algun dia poder terminar este libro en formato digital... tengo tanto por hacer en esta vida y tan poco tiempo!
Comparte conmigo alguno de tus poemas si?
Te acabo de agregar como administradora de mi sitio en Facebook!
Tb te envie una solic. de amistad...
bendita seas !
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Mil gracias amigo mio, es un placer tenerte en mi vida!
Ya subi en tu FB la foto de la luna..besos!
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Branawen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Artist
Gracias Gaby, para mi tb es hermoso que camines a mi lado.... te acabo de enviar una solicitud de amistad en el Face.... beso de luz :iconsparklesplz:
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Si, ya te acepte! Mi pagina es de amigos y familia y eres bienvenido!! besos
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Brenna1976 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: This is featured in my journal Branawen;)
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Branawen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Artist
Yay! thanx for your support and sharing... I keep you on my prayers always...
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Brenna1976 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:Thank u as will i :;)
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Que hermoso!!!
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Branawen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Gracias! te tendré al tanto cuando termine de editar este otro projecto mio!...beso alado :frail:
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, no dejes de avisarme
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Brenna1976 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Merry Meet!
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Lace-Sylph Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is quite interesting, a nice riddle to contemplate, which is totally what this type of poem is supposed to be. I was tempted to think you are an Aries but it says you were born and reborn in autumn. Could you share with me why the ram and the seagull are significant? I'm a curious soul.
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Branawen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Artist
THANX! I was reborn in autumn since I had an accident close to death during that season 2 years ago... The Ram is significant because of its zodiac meaning for me (Aries), and the Seagull is quoted because it is my corresponding bird on the celtic tree oracle... stay curious always... a perfect path for learning indeed!
keep up the sacred fire always...
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Lace-Sylph Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
With the Seagull do you count Manannan Mac Lir as one of your patrons? He is the son of the sea as well as the Keeper of the Secrets. :)

I've learned much under his guidance if not the ability to keep secrets. I notoriously have none. LOL!
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Branawen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Artist
Awh...! I see you are truly acknowledged of Celtic Deities... no no, in my case my patron is BRAN... The character of Bran retains the quality and significance of ‘Strength’.There
are three Brans mentioned in Celtic mythologyical and legendary matter: Bran,the
famous hound of Finn Mc Cumhaill; Bran, Son of Febal, the Irish Hero allured by
Mannanan, son of Lir, to visit the Isle of Women; and the britonic Bran‘The
Blessed’, brother of Mannawyddan and the son of Llyr, of such a large size that
no house could contain him, but he was beneficent and had magical treasures,
chief among them was the Cauldron of Healing, his story is told in the welsh
cycle of the Mabinogi.
In the alfabet pertaining to the trees and considered of druidical origin, the
letter ‘F’, related to Bran keeps the fourth place, being the Alder tree
referred to it. Sacred for the belief of its ‘bleeding’ when cut down, the wood
of this tree was used by ‘Bran the Blessed’ for the piles of a bridge he
constructed across the Irish Sea in order to rescue his sister Branwen. Because
of its underwater durability it was used for such practicall things as
watermill-wheels, canal lock-gates and milk pails.
In the calendary derived from this "oracular alfabet" the Alder is related to
the month March 18th through April 14th, this fourth month comprises the period
on which the sun of Spring dries the floods of Winter; we must note that some
celtic houses were raised over alder piles to prevent their insides from the
floods.
The Alder was also honoured because of the variety of dyes obtained from this
tree: red from its bark; green from its flowers; and brown from its twigs. On
Welsh Triads, those ‘crimson stained heroes’ used alder dyes since it was also
refered to as ‘ro-eim’ which means ‘that which redens the face’. Also mentioned
in the ossianic ‘Song of the Forest Trees’ as the ‘most fiery in battle’,we may
associate the alder as ‘the tree of fire’, due to the power of fire to free the
earth from water, and the branch of alder was related to Bran in the welsh poem
Cad Godew -The Battle of the Trees- included in the Book of Taliesin, as a
signal of resurrection since their sprouts are of spiral form.
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Lace-Sylph Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Uh.....I don't mean to be so forward but I do know these things quite well. I have been studying Celtic Literature, poetry, History, and archeology since I was 17 which makes it about 23 years all told.

It actually might be nice to collaborate on something since our knowledge bases are of a similar standing. I think that would be quite fun if you can spare me some time.
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Branawen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Artist
My time is yours too..kind Lacey... we are spiritual souls living a human experience... we are not bound to places nor spaces... count on me whatever your project is!
keep me in the loop :sun:
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Annezon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!!! That is truly beautiful! As I read it, I have a painting in my head (I can't help it...anymore I see everything as a painting). This is so enchanting! Tells me quite a bit about you actually :D
You're an autumn baby? Which sign are you???Libra by any chance???
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