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08 April 2008 @ 04:45 pm
Why Does My Brain Do This To Me?  
One of my longtime favourite songs is 'Sweet Dublin Bay' by Silly Wizard. I've heard it hundreds of times, yet for some reason, when I heard it today, I wanted to write a story based on it. Methos and one of the 68 wives, more specifically. So not fair [sighs dramatically].


They sailed away on that gallant barque,
Roy Neal and his fair young bride
They had ventured all on that bounding ship
That danced on the silvery tide
And his heart was young, and his spirit light
As he kissed her tears away
And they watched the shore retreat from sight
Of their own sweet Dublin Bay

Three days they sailed when the storm arose
And the lightning swept the deep,
When the thunder crash broke the short repose
Of the weary sailors' sleep
Roy Neal, he clasped his weeping bride
And he kissed the tears away
"Oh, love, 'twas a fearful hour," he cried,
"When we left sweet Dublin Bay!"

On the crowded deck of that doomed ship
Some fell in their deep despair
And some, o'ercome with a holier heart,
Sought the God of the storm in prayer
"She has struck a rock," the sailors cried
In their breath of wild dismay
And that ship went down with the fair young bride
That sailed from Dublin Bay

They sailed away in that gallant barque,
Roy Neal and his fair young bride
They had ventured all on that bounding ship
That danced on the silvery tide
But his heart was young, and his spirit light
As he kissed her tears away
And they watched the shore retreat from sight
Of their own sweet Dublin Bay
 
 
Music Box: Sweet Dublin Bay - Silly Wizard
 
 
 
I will call her George: Duncan  - Profilestrangevisitor7 on April 9th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
I have never heard that song. But i loved the poem. Great imagery! So sad for Methos
Ithithildyn on April 9th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
I have no idea why I suddenly, after years of hearing this song, thought of Methos. My muse is strange :) she must be high on smelly cheese [g]

On the bright side, I wrote about 500 words tonight! I'm too tired to write anymore though.
I will call her George: Tony - Huh?strangevisitor7 on April 9th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
LOL smelly cheese. And yay for writing.
I know what you mean about going in odd directions. I wrote 2,000 words tonight - but not the FF/HL flick that I've been focused on for a week and want very badly to finish. This new one didn't even have HL in it - what is my muse thinking!
Alicia: seasons And centuriesdiamond9697 on April 9th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
Muses. Oy. ;)

I can see why it might serve as some inspiration though. It's a really beautiful piece of work.