Celtic Stencil F “Green Be Your Woods”

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“…green be your woods…”

Celtic Stencil by Co Spinhoven on Granite Bay Graphic Design

ANCIENT CELTIC POETRY*

A bhruachan, uilld ‘s a thulaichean,

Mu chaisteal Ionar-Iochaidh!

Gur taitneach leam ur sruthanan,

‘S ur bruthaichean fo neoinean!

Mu ‘r cuairt biodh samhradh luiseanach

A’ tuineachadh ‘an conaigh!

Oir’s ann a ghabh mi cead gu brath v

De m’ Mhairi aluinn bhoidhich!

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Ye banks, and braes, and streams around

The castle 0 ‘ Montgomery,

Green be your woods, and fair your flowers,

Your waters never drumlie!

There Simmer flrst unfald her robes,

And there the langest tarry:

For there I took the last Fareweel

0′ my sweet Highland Mary.

1800 x 10 Transparent Bar

* An excerpt from a longer poem. 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.