Site Meter Peculiar Susceptibility: Snag Breac is ainm dom.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Snag Breac is ainm dom.

I've been dreaming of birds most nights.

Last night it was that I picked this up and unfurled and refolded it again and again. It was white in the dream.

The night before - I fully acknowledge that this is grandiose, but when if not in dreams can we be grandiose, eh? - I dreamed that I discovered a new kind of falcon.

Don't laugh.

It was a peacock falcon and it was beautiful.

I willed myself into dreaming a gannet's plunge in the early hours of the morning.

I dreamed I protected sundry kittens and the puppies of lost friends from eagles.

I dreamed I was on my back, again, shirt damp from the spongy ground that surrounds the foundation of L. M. Montgomery's house, after I had retreated from the dives this bird's mother took at my head.


annie said...

Oh my, I am so glad I found your blog. You are a wonderful writer, and I think the peacock falcon sounds lovely!

Meghan Maguire Dahn said...

Thanks so much, Annie!

And I'm glad there are at least two of us who are in favor of the existence of peacock falcons.