Celtic Stencil Design K “From the Deep Place, I Shout”

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Celtic Symbols and  Language  A Granite Bay Design Microsite

“…from the deep place, I shout…”

ANCIENT CELTIC POETRY*

Intertwined Horse Design from a Celtic Stencil by Co Spinhoven

O áite doimhne bhéic mé

chugad, a Rí-Fhlaith neimhe,

éist mo ghuth, a Rí na rann,

anois ó táim a n-achrann.

Bíod Do chluasa go h-aireach

ag éisteacht le m’aghallmha;

tuirse ná déan lem’ ghuidhe,

a Thriath na sé sochaidhe.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

From the deep place, I shout

to you, Royal King of heaven;

listen to my voice, oh King of verse,

now from [this] tangle.

If it were, Lord, [that you] were heedful [of sins],

my speech with you [would turn] to silence;

[for] sorrow [I could] not make my prayer with you,

Ruler of the multitude.

Stencils are rendered by Dutch artist Co Sinhoven and are his modern interpretation of “The Book of Kells.” All of this artwork is in the public domain. Learn more about the artist here.