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Bardic Arts

Jade

by
Siobhán ní hEodhusa
Purgatorio (August), 1999 (AS XXXIV)

Blade of long eld
Baneful and fair
Comely and keen

Beauty beheld
Element rare
Treasure of Queens

Prize of the Land
Scepter and throne
History seeing

Alchemists’ hands
Make of a stone
People’s well being

Hard to the grim,
Soft to the eyes
Changing in sight

Warm to the lip
Causing of sighs,
Now dark, now bright

Stone of a man,
Solid and still
Glowing within

Weapon of war,
Signal of will
Stone of a king


'And Obadiah shouted, ‘Long Live King Jasper!’' -- Siobhán ní hEodhusa


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