Friday, 17 January 2014
Don't insult an Irish poet
“Do you know they really respected poetry and singing?” she said. “If anyone mis-treated a poet, they could get a Druid curse! You want to know how?”
How? I asked, seeing her eagerness to tell me.
“They would get a supposed to get a sore bottom, they would lose their next battle, and worst of all …. they’d have to speak in baby-talk!”
That sounds pretty embarrassing for warriors, I said. If an Irish person wants to read you their poetry, it's probably best to just go along with it.
Photo: The Girl climbing down into a mountain ravine.