” The Stolen Child” Exhibit at Itakos -Tribute to Ireland

We all need a touch of magic!  So I’d like to share with my readers a video presentation of my photography and participation on the Stolen Child exhibit at Itakos Gallery  by Akim Alonzo and CybeleMoon.   I had a lot of fun putting this together (with my very rudimentary program- Wondershare).

read the short story here- Summer’s End

The Stolen Child


your flight to the fantasy is here


The Stolen Child by William Butler Yeats

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim gray sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And anxious in its sleep.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Away with us he’s going,
The solemn-eyed:
He’ll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal chest.
For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than he can understand.


disclaimer: I have used the beautiful music of Loreena McKennitt ( the stolen child) in my video who in no way endorses the project itself

It is my understanding that according to Ian Black of Quinlan Road regarding restrictions on sharing sites like Youtube

“Our policy is to monetise third party YouTube content containing Loreena’s music (i.e. ads are shown prior to a video being viewed). We proactively take down offensive content but generally we let bygones be bygones as long as they are not trying to make money off of it or are otherwise promoting the work itself (or another product or service) as being approved by Loreena in some way”


and on Vimeo


28 Comments Add yours

  1. Glauco Ulcigrai says:

    Tales, images, music, feelings…I appreciate everything in your works! I also peeped in your Flickr site simply wonderful!!!
    Wish you all the best!
    Ciao Glauco

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh I have missed you Glauco!!! I hope you will have a Buon Natale dear friend.


      1. Glauco Ulcigrai says:

        Grazie mille! Buon Natale anche a te dolcissima CybeleMoon! Ti penso sempre! 🙂
        Un abbraccio, Glauco

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      2. per favore ritorna!!! All the blessings of the season Glauco!!!


  2. Amy says:

    Beautiful, indeed! Remarkable creation!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. smilecalm says:

    i find your images very touching.
    a beautiful action of healing
    the missing child
    from over there
    or inside, dear Cybele.
    may they all be free
    and know their true home 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Oh you are so clever … this is magical!


    1. sorry I’m late!! Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. pattimoed says:

    Fabulous, Cybele. You are so talented. I hope your work gets the recognition it deserves!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks for visiting Patti!! I’m overjoyed you liked my post!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. pattimoed says:

        Of course I like it, Cybele! You are so talented.


    2. I ditto that, Patti! Cybele is incredibly talented and definitely deserves recognition. Maybe she is like me, though, as we’re of the same personality type, that she would have mixed feelings about some of the more daunting aspects of recognition.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. so appreciated Sarah!! I’m now bogged down by a partner who will be having surgery next week. Laid up over christmas!!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. All best wishes to your partner for successful surgery and a speedy recovery. And love and hugs to you, Cybele, who’ll doubtless have at least twice the amount to do, plus all the worry that goes with looking after someone you care about. Hoping you look after yourself, too, and don’t allow yourself to get overly worn out. Healing thoughts and prayers winging your way across the ocean xxxx


      3. oh how do these sometimes end up in spam!!! Thank goodness I checked! Thank you so much for your kind wishes and thoughts Sarah!! Things will improve!!!


  6. Absolutely enchanting, beautifully rendered.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. So pleased you enjoyed it Sally!!!


  7. Sherry Felix says:

    So this is what you have been up to. What a gorgeous creation. I was transported. 🎇

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Sherry. It really was a joy to try to create!!


      1. Sherry Felix says:

        You succeeded. Glad your work is being shown.


  8. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful work Cybele. I wish you every success for the future.

    Liked by 1 person

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