The Swell of Tears (journey to the Dark Island)

chapter 20

play this hauntingly beautiful piece called “The Dark Island” by the Irish Rovers

An t-Eilean Dorcha

Niamh prayed that her remaining lost dreams would find her!  She climbed into the currach hoping her journey still led to the sacred spring.  As a swan glided by in a dream of its’ own, the Lady Moon opened night’s starry veil. The long shimmering braid of her hair fell across the sea to the dark island. Niamh set course, but something over the side of the boat caught her eye. She recognized Bran’s pale face shining in the depths! Suddenly a young seal broke the surface and as he disappeared into darkness, Niamh thought she was floating on a swell of tears.

Background: The Dark Island- (An t-Eilean Dorcha in the outer Hebrides islands) 

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful words and music Cybele. That lovely Scottish tune sounds magical on the tin whistle.

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    1. oh my George- how did you find that old post!! Thank you so much my friend!

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      1. Totally new to me 😀

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  2. Oh, Cybele, I came back through your current post to read this. The music, the photos, the words have touched my very soul. Niamh is not the only one praying that her remaining lost dreams would find her….

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    1. I hear you!! There is something of Niamh in all dreamers like us!! Her journey reminds me of a stranger in a strange land and she just seems to lead me along, but looking and watching breathlessly!
      I’m not sure where I will end up lol! Eventually I hope to tie all her journeys together.

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  3. Mélanie says:

    simply magnifique… HL = huge like! 🙂 cheers, Mélanie

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    1. I’m so glad you like it Melanie!! There will be more! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Robyn G says:

    Wonderful storytelling and imagery 🙂
    Have just gone back and started afresh.
    Loving it, you talented girl!!

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    1. this makes me very happy!! I hope Niamh’s dream journey takes you on the fairy path!! Thank you Robyn for your encouragement!!

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      1. Robyn G says:

        It’s truly my pleasure, seeing your wonderful images and reading your clever storytelling and Niamh’s story.. I hope she finds all of her dreams.

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  5. Wonderful stories and Swan photo Cybele!

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  6. lizziegudkov says:

    Beautiful! My favorite sentence of this piece “The Lady Moon opened night’s starry veil, laying the long shimmering braid of her hair over the sea to the dark island.” Great job, Cybele. 🙂

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  7. I do so love the moon, even though a full moon makes stargazing harder! Those are quite enchanting pictures and words of yours, as usual.

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    1. yes, especially if there is to be a meteor shower!!! 🙂 But I too love the moon in all her moods. Thank you for your lovely comment Sarah!! oh and I was trying to think of how to describe the taste of artichokes. 😀

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  8. Sharon says:

    Outstanding as ever J!

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  9. Rajiv says:

    Love the shot.

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  10. Maria F. says:

    I love it that a swan has appeared.

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    1. Yes of course!! 🙂 thanks Maria!

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  11. lauramacky says:

    Beautiful once again Hanna. ❤️

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    1. that was fast!! lol thanks so much Laura. I hope you enjoy reading. I am trying to keep the chapters short for you!! 🙂

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      1. lauramacky says:

        Hehe yes…I’m actually reading! Thank you!

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