Poetry Tuesday

A Charm of Skye

Anonymous 

(c2 century)  

The harp has three strings,

What a pleasant jewel it was.

A string of iron,

A string of bronze,

A string of pure silver.

The names of the strings were thus:

Suantorrgles; Geantorrgles the great;

Goitorrgles was the other string

Which could send all men a weeping.

If the pure Goitorrgles be played

For the hosts of the earth

They would all get laughter from it

From one day to the next.

If the free Suantorrgles were played

To the host of the wide universe-

Great the wonder-

All would fall asleep.

 

 

 

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