She Walks Through The Veils

She Walks Through The Veils

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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A lyric for lovers of folk music

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there's no need for shivers
there's no need for fear
her visit is friendly
she loves you my dear

when she crosses the centuries
to break through the veil
she does so with loving
though the telling seems stale

there's something about you
your spirit your face
that lends to her calling
though she leaves with no trace

her silence misleading
her aloofness not meant
for she died for her darling
and her death was well spent

so when you next see her
just ask for her name
so the spirits can guide you
and you'll know why she came

acknowledge you know her
and away she will go
though her memory will linger
yet her presence won't show

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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I'm not sure if this is the green lady or a passing muse:? Not that it matters the rhythm and rhyme in this is lovely and I really like the melody flow:) I love folk tales especially when written as poetic songs there is something so old world about them. Christine the Bard!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Bunny. The green lady can get easily distracted like those butterflies in her garden. Stro.. read more



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Wonderful words and story shared in the poetry.
"acknowledge you know her
and away she will go
though her memory will linger
yet her presence won't show"
I hope one day to catch-up with people missed. I did like the above lines. Thank you dear Chris for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

O really appreciate your thoughts. Pleased you enjoyed this one. I like folk music. I don't write ly.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I love the folk music too. Remind us about things gone and coming dear Chris.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

It does, thank you.
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The veil at Europe can be symbol for funeral or wedding. Or here can be use like for both like symbol for sweet bitter taste of life. I think few weeks ago i discover on Youtube English folk band Spirogyra . I don't know if you know them but they have very simulate haunted lyrics. It's kind of sad but not disturbing but beautiful. Yes we can trace it here some old English folk and myths. That last stanza make open ending. Maybe is everything just happy end. It's kind of un clear if this is happy or sad. Like walk in between dry land and sea. It's strange but i like it.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Martin. Neither happy nor sad, just a puzzle as to why she should visit.I very much like f.. read more
People cower at the prospect of spirits but have we thought they might also crave love? After all, its just another plane of existence, another physical dimension. And they were once human too. So how can the basic element change? Barring a few malevolent ones, most of us are eternally creatures of love. I loved this fascinating poem.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Pestonjee. That is a lovely thought, that they return because they crave love. One to keep.. read more
AJNJ

1 Month Ago

It's my pleasure always, dear friend.
A ghost of someone who had a supreme effect upon you? Once saw my Grandfather after he died. this strikes me as family legends and I like it for that. Listen to Lisa, Lisa by Cat Stevens. Similar vibe. A sort of legend/folk song and very English.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Ken. It was a visit to a friend of mine, not me personally. Just relating what happened an.. read more
So interesting. At first I thought it was a quality about the same person that was catching up with herself, hence the aloofness and silence. However, 'she died for her darling' had me thinking of an actual death. It troubles me a little that we may not know her name, and if we cannot ask for her then we won't know why she came, nor would we be able to acknowledge her. I think she might be a feeling. A secret, perhaps.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you LouBelle, she is an apparition who visits a friend. She is unknown. She needs to be asked .. read more
LouBelle

1 Month Ago

I understand now... thanks for letting me in :)
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You are welcome :)
You certainly can put your hand to anything, Chris, even the lilting flavour of an English/Brit born folksong : ' .. ask for her name - so the spirits can guide you - and you'll know why she came.. '

Not the green lady not the right time.. not wiccan nor wild. Intriguing - a myth by chance or continuity? Just read again, amazing foot tapping metre, tho restrained.. great lyrics. Good way to start the day. Happy Thursday, Chris.

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emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Folk music is a shared interest with quite a few friends in here and off! You could start or contin.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Ha, thanks Em. I'm a bit old in the tooth to think about that :))
emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Music makes for a long life, Chris. x
Haunting--literally.
The ghostly legend of a mysterious woman who died for her love.
Not a bad way to go.
Impressive work, Christine!


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thank yous FJD and for your encouragement. Much appreciated.

Chris
I doubt it's my face and I know it's not my checkbook so I'm thinking its a case of incorrect identification
But it is a very enjoyable bit of rhyme and read
Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Dave. No you don't have to worry. It's not you she's after. Your cheque book is safe. Plea.. read more
Some good spirits touch those who they like, fleetingly and they can brush our thoughts or dreams. More often than not, they leave us with some kind of realization, a revelation, if we are insightful or perceptive enough. One has to be receptive to these good ghosts.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you DIVYA. I have never had a visitation myself, but a friend has. I would find the whole thin.. read more
Simultaneously chilling and heartwarming.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your review. Pleased to meet you on my page.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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