Nancy Doyle
  Fine Art
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  of Ancient
Celtic Poems
  and Prayer
  Note Cards
These ancient Celtic poems are shown in a Celtic font and combined with original imagery. To order an 8-1/2" x 11" print, click on its Add to Cart button, then on the View Cart button below. (Those outside of the United States, see International Order Information.) Each print costs $20.00, including shipping and handling charges. Payment is through PayPal, a secure site.
The Golden Butterfly, a child's poem which expresses the Celtic belief that a particular type of yellow butterfly carried souls to heaven, reads:

                   Butterfly!
                   Butterfly!
Whose the soul thou didst bear,
                   Butterfly!
                   Butterfly!
         Yesterday to heaven?
New Moon - In Celtic culture, the new moon was greeted in this fashion:

May thy light be fair to me!
May thy course be smooth to me!
If good to me is thy beginning,
Seven times better be thine end,
Thou fair moon of the seasons,
Thou great lamp of grace!

He Who created thee
Created me likewise;
He Who gave thee weight and light
Gave to me life and death,
And the joy of the seven satisfactions,
Thou great lamp of grace,
Thou fair moon of the seasons.
                         Little Bird

Little bird! O little bird!
I wonder at what thou doest,
Thou singing merry far from me,
I in sadness all alone!

Little bird! O little bird!
I wonder at how thou art
Thou high on the tips of branching boughs,
I on the ground a-creeping!

Little bird! O little bird!
Thou art music far away,
Like the tender croon of the mother loved
In the kindly sleep of death.
             The Shamrock

Thou shamrock of foliage
  Thou shamrock of entwining,
Thou shamrock of the prayer,
  Thou shamrock of my love.

Thou shamrock of my sorrow,
  Plant of Patrick of the virtues,
Thou shamrock of the Son of Mary,
  Journey's-end of the peoples.

Thou shamrock of grace,
  Of joy, of the tombs,
It were my wish in death
  Thou shouldst grow on my grave.
The Mystery, according to the oral tradition, was written by Amergin, a Milesian poet who came to Ireland hundreds of years before Christ:

I am the wind that breathes upon the sea
I am the wave of the ocean
I am the murmur of the billows
I am the ox of the seven combats
I am the vulture upon the rocks
I am a beam of the sun
I am the fairest of plants
I am a wild boar in valour
I am a salmon in the water
I am a lake in the plain
I am a word of science
I am the point of the lance of battle
I am the God who created in the head the fire
Who is it who throws light into the meeting on the mountain?
Who announces the ages of the moon?
Who teaches the place where couches the sun? (If not I?)
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These two boxes of 10 note cards and envelopes each have an ancient Celtic prayer printed in a Celtic font on an image of blue sky and clouds. Each card measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", and the inside of the cards is blank. Each box of note cards costs $15.00, including shipping and handling charges. To order, click on the Add to Cart button for the cards you would like, then on the View Cart button above. Payment is made through PayPal, a secure site. Those outside of the United States, please see International Order Information.
This ancient Celtic blessing, called Peace, is as follows on the note card:

The peace of joys,
The peace of lights,
The peace of consolations.

The peace of souls,
The peace of heaven,
The peace of the virgins.

The peace of the fairy bowers,
The peace of the peacefulness,
The peace of everlasting.
This ancient Celtic blessing note card is as follows:

Deep peace of the running waves to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the smiling stars to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the watching shepherds to you,
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.
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