Cailleach

CAILLEACH

By Timothy Mather, September 19, 2016

Word Count: 158

Rating: G (suitable for all audiences)

Summary: A Celtic poem about a mythological animal spirit guardian

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Owl, owl of the night, silent guardian in quiet flight

Cailleach, cailleach old woman, symbol of the crone,

Creature of keen sight in darkness

What tidings do you bring?

Harbinger of dread or hidden wisdom

Your night time hootings invite me to seek in kind

Are you a keeper of some hidden way?

What secrets do you hold?

Can you show the way to the otherworld or do you guard its gate?

Dweller between the worlds, what message do you bring?

Do you speak with my ancestors in the book of eternity?

Creature of the moon and dim illumination of dream time,

What do you inspire me to seek?

Fine-feathered bird of purity and wide eyed sight

Are you guardian of soul and instinct?

Cailleach-oidhche, teach me how to gain prosperity from adversity.

To speak with the Otherworld by walking in the Twilight.

To listen to the prophetic nature of your soul.

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