Ogham (Celtic Tree Alphabet)

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1008, Ogham

With the Ogham alphabet the druids carved secret messages on sticks of Yew, as we read earlier. It was important that those messages were only seen and read by those it concerned. The Ogham by the way wasn’t written somewhere, but the druids used the flat of the hand to memorize the Ogham as you can see in the following image:

Ogham hand signing 220

ancient secrets
revealed through nature
mystery gone

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

writing on Yew sticks
Druids send secret notes
consult hand for meaning


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 now back in 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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