1 Work in Jack of Kinrowan - Charles de Lint
30 Aug 2012
SEERS, or Men of the SECOND SIGHT,…have very terrifying Encounters with [the FAIRIES, they call Sleagh Maith, or the Good People].
-The Secret Commonwealth by Robert Kirk and Andrew Lang
Thou hast conquered, O pale Galilean; the world has grown grey from thy breath;
We have drunken of things Lethean, and fed on the fullness of death.
… Sleep, shall we sleep after all? for the world is not sweet in the end;
For the old faiths loosen and fall, the new years ruin and rend.
Fate is a sea without shore, and the soul is a rock that abides;
But her ears are vexed with the roar and her face with the foam of the tides.
[…] Where, mighty with deepening sides, clad about with the seas as with wings,
And impelled of invisible tides, and fulfilled of unspeakable things,
White-eyed and poison-finned, shark-toothed and serpentine-curled,
Rolls, under the whitening wind of the future, the wave of the world.
-Algernon Charles Swinburne, “Hymn to Proserpine”
- Part 7 of Into the Dream