The Bean Sí’s Cry

The bean sí’s cry defiles the night,

foreshadowing a spirit’s flight,

and as the final moment nears

at last she can release the tears

held back throughout that final fight.

 

Yet even at her heart-ache’s height

she clings to hope, however slight,

it’s in an evil dream she hears

the bean sí’s cry.

 

The flickering of candlelight

reflects in eyes now brimming bright,

and looking back across the years

as optimism reappears,

she somehow finds a smile despite

the bean sí’s cry.

 

 

NB "bean sí" is gaelic, normally rendered in English as "banshee".

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