ogham poem | cert / ceirt / queirt ᚛  ᚊ  

©2022 Michael Raven

aicme hÚatha/fifth few

many people are
quite enthralled with
manufactured glamour
made up & dressed
to kill

but:
that beauty revealed
early mornings
as the dawn dances
in the curtain
& on your
sleeping face...

eternal

These ogham poems are an exploration into understanding a mystic alphabet sometimes used for divination in a manner similar to runes, tarot, and etc. It is part of my continued investigation into understanding the Old Ways, and not meant to imply I have expert knowledge about ogham. In fact, any meaning I ascribe to a given few may be largely based on personal reflection, meditation and shamanic visualization. The meanings I apply are highly personal and may not follow the meanings assigned by scholars of the writing system.

ogham poem | coll ᚛  ᚉ  

©2022 Michael Raven

aicme hÚatha/fourth few

gathering hazelnuts
from the five streams
in five dreams
wondering if
ol' caillach will
wash linen with me

These ogham poems are an exploration into understanding a mystic alphabet sometimes used for divination in a manner similar to runes, tarot, and etc. It is part of my continued investigation into understanding the Old Ways, and not meant to imply I have expert knowledge about ogham. In fact, any meaning I ascribe to a given few may be largely based on personal reflection, meditation and shamanic visualization. The meanings I apply are highly personal and may not follow the meanings assigned by scholars of the writing system.

ogham poem | tinne ᚛  ᚈ  

©2022 Michael Raven

aicme hÚatha/third few

grey skies offset
brilliant green and red
balancing
the hub of a wheel turns

These ogham poems are an exploration into understanding a mystic alphabet sometimes used for divination in a manner similar to runes, tarot, and etc. It is part of my continued investigation into understanding the Old Ways, and not meant to imply I have expert knowledge about ogham. In fact, any meaning I ascribe to a given few may be largely based on personal reflection, meditation and shamanic visualization. The meanings I apply are highly personal and may not follow the meanings assigned by scholars of the writing system.

ogham poem | duir / dair ᚛  ᚇ  

©2022 Michael Raven

aicme hÚatha/second few

endurance
in the maelstrom
neither here nor there
neither past nor present
neither day nor night
stillness in center
embracing as
one who sees

These ogham poems are an exploration into understanding a mystic alphabet sometimes used for divination in a manner similar to runes, tarot, and etc. It is part of my continued investigation into understanding the Old Ways, and not meant to imply I have expert knowledge about ogham. In fact, any meaning I ascribe to a given few may be largely based on personal reflection, meditation and shamanic visualization. The meanings I apply are highly personal and may not follow the meanings assigned by scholars of the writing system.

ogham poem | úath / hÚath / huath ᚛  ᚆ  

©2022 Michael Raven

aicme hÚatha/first few

true growth
birthed from gazing
into shadows darkly

These ogham poems are an exploration into understanding a mystic alphabet sometimes used for divination in a manner similar to runes, tarot, and etc. It is part of my continued investigation into understanding the Old Ways, and not meant to imply I have expert knowledge about ogham. In fact, any meaning I ascribe to a given few may be largely based on personal reflection, meditation and shamanic visualization. The meanings I apply are highly personal and may not follow the meanings assigned by scholars of the writing system.