Yew

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1007 Yew

yew-tree-

The Yew is considered to be the most potent tree for protection against evil, a means of connecting to your ancestors, a bringer of dreams and otherworld journeys and a symbol of the old magic. In hot weather it gives off a resinous vapor which shamans inhaled to gain visions. Yew wood was regarded as especially magical to the Celts, due to its connection with the dead and the ancestors which were deeply respected.

inhaling Yew
the shaman flies away
visions returned

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

asleep under Yew
dream in color and clarity
my father’s voice

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/

 

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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