Folkoctober challenge day 16

Jane Dougherty Writes

Visit Paul Brookes’ blog to read all the contributions and see the images that inspired them.

The bodach is wild water

There is a reason for the twisting of words, diverting their natural path, as we channel river water between concrete banks and call it canal. From wild water following its own destiny it becomes domesticated, placid, bridled with locks and ridden by shipping.
When peasant, the lowliest of the land becomes bogeyman, there is also a reason. And it is the same one.

Call it by its name
the hallowed name
that poured from the earth’s mouth
spoken by the first tongue
call it by its true name.

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