POETRY: Musings from the Moors

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I had the privilege in the summer of 2018 of attending a course at the Westcountry School of Myth in Dartmoor, sometimes known as The Wandering Court.   The course, titled The Moon-Enchanted Sea, was a mixture of a bardic performance of the story of Tristan and Iseult by Dr. Martin Shaw, some teaching with respect to storytelling (ethics and technique), and built into all that wonder, moments for reflection, moor walking in torrential rain, and the writing of much poetry.

The Wolf-Lit Night

The first evening that we were in Dartmoor at The Wandering Court, Dr. Martin Shaw, the bard for the weekend retreat, warmed us up with the story of the Birth of  Oisín, the Irish warrior-poet of the Fenian cycle of hero tales about Finn MacCumhaill (MacCool) and his war band, the Fianna Éireann.  After the storyhour, we all moved outside, gathering round a small fire by the pasture where we waited to see whether the Wolf Moon would reveal itself before the eclipse was over.  

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