The Lake (The Lough, Cork, Ireland)

the lake

When I arrived, the dark lake waters
had already captured some of the stars;
twinkling lights,
half submerged
on invisible aquatic trees.

The Moon playing with young clouds
coming and going,
like a spoilt child
indecisive of where to rest.
Sometimes a fish jumped,
causing a pyrotechnic ripple
on the scene.

It is rumoured (and mostly believed)
that some of the Fir Bolg –
the Fairly People,
who were defeated in the
first great battle of Magh Tuireadh
in the time,before time had a name;
have a magical fortress
beneath these waters.
It is also said that those that have drowned (nine in the last two years)
are their special selected guests invited to the great feasts –
and that later,they have no wish to return to this life.

I have seen them walk by the lakeside (I think ?)
but only on certain nights;
although when I arrived
I found only a camouflage of shadows.

Today I come here more often, then before
and perhaps one day….
perhaps……

© (Löst Viking) (September 9 th 2015) John Anthony Fingletonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Löst-Viking/746104845419195

 

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “The Lake (The Lough, Cork, Ireland)

  1. ramesh rai

    The Moon playing with young clouds
    coming and going,
    like a spoilt child
    indecisive of where to rest.
    Sometimes a fish jumped,
    causing a pyrotechnic ripple
    on the scene.

    lovely write

    Reply

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