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"Awen yn codi o'r cudd ac yn cydio'r cwbl"
- Waldo Williams
(Awen arising from hiding and everything binding)

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 where the next post will continue the FLORA theme of recent posts here.

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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.