The Book of Talisen

The Bard.

Kiss the cloud that lights the day,

touch the face that sings this way.

Walk the path that leads the fair

touch the falling through the air

Rich the wood that scented kissed

the swirl of pipe breeze lifted mist

Dark the folds of landscape drift

High in hills the wild floating gift

Roars the ghost in lone hills warned

Shout the hunter in silent hunting dawn

Swift the winds that cross the highest moor

fill the legends, speak of these shores

The Song
We pour mist into lost fields cross the stars

We find painted idols, canvas marked like playing cards

We dream, a sign of leaving, taking hours

We sing, all sadness of final scores

Shall we wait to carry on?

The Legend.

Ah, I hear the pipe

Do you hear it too?

The Curlew bright

a shining bird in concert

with the song of the moors.

Oh but to hear the singing

just once, once more, my love.

To see the seventh wave, the gull

and the northern seal

watch til the deeps thunder

To feel the running, just this once

and the stag in antlered rutting roaring

To see the silvered strings

and gold leafed dresses

in the blessed harp of the shivered trees.

Gathered wheat sing in the field

The stacks of sweet, oh so sweet yellow

The vixen’s yip for precious young

and a headdress of grass that you will wear

life in a rayed red sunset

The best fish leaping

The swans necking the weed lake

The talon clutch in a flying shadow

the blue of the hare on the mountain snow

and the world that was before

The Book of Talisen


Joined January 2008

  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 13

Artist's Description

Talisen was a model for the legendary Merlin

Artwork Comments

  • velveteagle
  • Kenart
  • jennyfnf
  • Kenart
  • jennyfnf
  • PrairieRose
  • Kenart
  • sticky
  • Kenart
  • JohnThunderbird
  • Kenart
  • Akkra
  • Kenart
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.