Spiritual Poetry posted October 9, 2019


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Legend of the mythical, Scottish Selkie.

Song of the Selkie

by Aussie

Silently, swimmingly selkie sings
Bewitching ladies when he brings
Magic from his ocean home
Selkie male delighting in ocean foam

Stepping onshore his body gleaming
Sniffing the air to find a bride
Son of the sea, water streaming
Selkie woos beyond the tide

He spies a lassie walking by heather
His heart bewitched, sings with all his might
Magic at work, all kinds of weather
Turning, she is captured by sight

"Come wi' me, ye'll no be sad
Make ye wife and mother of two"
The woman heard and she was glad
Selkie had no more to woo

Changed into a cloak of seal
She ventured deep below land
He taught her how eat her meal
Fish she caught, joined his band

Giving birth to seal pup twins
Queen of the Isles, her heart doth sing
She walked the land saw man's sins
Selkie mother, loving heart doth bring.







Rhyming Poem contest entry

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Contest Entry for Rhyming Poem: The legend of the Selkie (seal) comes from Scotland and the British Isles. The Selkie can remove their sealskin and walk the land looking for a bride. Enjoy!
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