mai venn


Banshee


This fairy woman of Ireland, set in history to be forthwith.
Messenger of death, is part of our folklore and myth
There are many tales of her sorrowful sound and sad cry
The wailing lament of the Banshee sigh

While she waits, she combs her long straight hair,
Warning the kin of their advancing despair.
She follows the names of a certain clan.
And prepares them first, as this is part of the plan.

If violent a death, her cloak of scarlet shall you see,
If a child, her appearance is sharp, but wee.
More will join in lamenting, if a holy person of esteem,
Chorus choir of banshees fill the air with pitiful screams.

Sometimes a carriage of death you may see,
It’s headless coach - dismal as can be.
You look in dread and fear as someone beckons you near.
It’s the Banshee herself with her long, straight hair.

That wailing lament of the Banshee sigh,
How sad and mournful is that screeching cry,
In the depth of darkness when all is quit
As a soul leaves human coil and takes flight.

Submitted: Saturday, July 06, 2013
Edited: Saturday, July 06, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Irish folklore

Comments about this poem (Banshee by mai venn )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Two Cats, Harold R Hunt Sr
  2. The Shrunken Head, Ronald Peat
  3. SHE - a love poem, Thomas Kay
  4. Upon Me, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Global Pie-in-the-sky, stephen ifill
  6. Fifty Percent, Tom Higgins
  7. Yamine, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. I want eyes, Nassy Fesharaki
  9. One More For The Road., Tom Higgins
  10. We don't accept anything anytime...., MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]