My poem, Blodeuwedd, published in The Dawntreader
My poem, Blodeuwedd, has been published in the Spring 2015 ( 030 ) Issue of The Dawntreader, a quarterly poetry magazine, published by Indigo Dreams Publishing. Blodeuwedd was inspired by the tale of Math Son of Mathonwy in The Mabinogion, a collection of 13th Century Welsh mythological stories. My poem, Searching For The Sangreal, was published in the Summer 2013 ( 023 ) Issue of The Dawntreader, my poem, The Fair Majesty of Folk At Peace, was published in the Spring 2014 ( 026 ) Issue, and my two poems, Sigurd and Windmill and Rainbow, in the Winter 2014/2015 ( 029 ) Issue.
Welsh wizards, Math and Gwydyon,
conspired together, met in a wood,
to form a woman out of flowers,
petals of oak, broom, meadowsweet,
so she woke, more fair than spring
song of birds when leaves
drip and shine with showers.
Later, Gwydyon regretted the act,
for as the wife of Lleu,
she did deeds not fair but foul,
renamed her Blodeuwedd,
and changed her into an owl.
Now she hoots all through
the black dark night,
among the trees and ruined towers,
and longs to be a woman fair again,
made of woodland flowers.