The Coracle, the Fire and the Champion by Peter J. King

Three Drops from a Cauldron

The Coracle, the Fire, and the Champion

1
for the stars of Fairyland,
haunted and pagan
++++++ for the stars (the
++++++ shadows of mythology)
+++ elemental earth and woods
+++ of primitive and obsolete diversity.

the dialects:
in many volumes (rich miscellanies of
everything preserved) containing
kind translations of the classics –
the Books of Britain, famous
for their thin, old prosody –
geography, important documents,
together speak to time.
in Wales, also, time scattered
history and manuscripts and
important purposes; revivals,
turmoil — after conquest their
remains lay ungathered.

2
three cycles:
++++++ the heroes of humanity
++++++++++++ (masks of gods) —
+++++++++ semblance by fixed form.

++++++eternal changing —
++++++++++++this paradox figures
+++++++++usually in battles.

++++++divinities and their
++++++++++++earlier myth —
+++++++++

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The Coracle, the Fire and the Champion by Peter J. King

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