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Saturday, 14 December 2019

The Dark by Joseph Campbell (Seosamh MacCathmhaoil)

This is the dark.
This is the dream that came of the dark.
This is the dreamer who dreamed the dream that came of the dark.
This is the look the dreamer looked who dreamed the dream that came of the dark.
This is the love that followed the look the dreamer looked who dreamed the dream that came of the dark.
This is the breast that fired the love that followed the look the dreamer looked who dreamed the dream that came of the dark.
This is the song was made to the breast that fired the love that followed the look the dreamer looked who dreamed the dream that came of the dark.
This is the sword that tracked the song was made to the breast that fired the love that followed the look the dreamer looked who dreamed the dream that came of the dark.
This is the rope that swung the sword that tracked the song was made to the breast that fired the love that followed the look the dreamer looked who dreamed the dream that came of the dark.
This is the dark that buried the rope that swung the sword that tracked the song was made to the breast that fired the love that followed the look the dreamer looked who dreamed the dream that came of the dark.
This is the dark, indeed!

From: MacCathmhaoil, Seosamh, The Mountainy Singer, 1909, Maunsel and Company Ltd: Dublin, pp. 9-10.
(http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38927/38927-h/38927-h.htm#Poem_5)

Date: 1909

By: Joseph Campbell (Seosamh MacCathmhaoil) (1879-1944)