Outlier – The Fomorian

hero_bestiary__fomorian_by_drdestinyHero Bestiary , Fomorian,  by  Jonathan Wyke

 

The Fomorians are a supernatural race in Irish mythology. They are often portrayed as hostile and monstrous beings who come from the sea or underground.

 

Here is a very strange poem by Irish poet Paul Muldoon:

Outlier

 

In Armagh or Tyrone

I fell between two stones.

 

In Armagh or Tyrone

On a morning in June

I fell between two stones.

 

In Armagh or Tyrone

On a morning in June

In 1951

I fell between two stones.

 

In Armagh or Tyrone

On a morning in June

In 1951

I fell between two stones

That raised me as their own.

 

I had one eye, just one,

They prised and propped open.

 

I had one eye, just one,

They prised and propped open

Like a Fomorian’s

 

I had one eye, just one,

They prised and propped open

like a Fomorian’s

with a fire-toughened pine

 

I had one eye, just one

They prised and propped open

like a Fomorian’s

So All I looked upon

Would itself turn to stone.

 

 

The_Fomorian

 

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