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- Waldo Williams
(Awen arising from hiding, everything binding)



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SCURVYGRASS



Scurvygrass growing on cliffs with Thrift.
 Borth, May 2021
Scurvygrass on cliffs.
 Borth. May 2021




This one's a cliffhanger - sailors
At sea sicken for
A haven from the waves,
Searching the shore,
Finding in rocky coves
A promise of kindness in its petals,
Healing in its heart-shaped leaves
.
Old Botanical Print - Scurvygrass

Scurvygrass is salt tolerant and grows extensively by the sea. Containing lots of available Vitamin C, it was used to treat sufferers from scurvy - "those that lie lamentable sick of the scurvies", as Gerard put it in his Herbal - which particularly affected sailors  deprived of fresh vegetables while at sea, so collected as a cure when they made landfall.




 

Otherworld Birds and Seals



Julie Fowlis, singing in Gaelic and speaking of birds, seals and the Otherworld



Wonderful !

Solomon's Seal

Solomon’s Seal with Bluebells
Llanfihangel Genau’r Glyn
May Eve, 2021


















 
Hanging like a harp it heralds 
the spring secretly in shade,
in wisdom awaiting warmer days
when the Song of Songs is sung
in the garden and Summer is made.