Tree tales

On Saturday past the Pagan Council held a Tree Walk around the Ipswich Arboretum in which I shared myth, poetry, folklore, and pagan magical traditions connected to the species of tree that we saw. There was a nice turn out on the day, the weather held well, and it raised just over £20 for the Woodland Trust (every little helps). Afterwards we had tea and cake in the cafe in Christchurch Park. It was a lovely, relaxing afternoon and we may well run something similar next year, going on a different route with other trees and their folklore.

This story is a short version of one of the most famous Irish tragic sagas, Deirdre of the Sorrows. I include it here because of the appearance of the trees at the end of the tale. There are several versions of the saga, each with slight variations (not all include the trees, for example). One day I might do a fuller version of this story, fleshing out some of the characters that just get glossed over in this recording.


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  1. Robin, may I say, is an engaging, captivating and magically inspirational teller of stories. Although I have not had the pleasure of his company for many a year I feel confident in sayIng that I am proud to include him as one of my valued, creative and intelligent friends. Xx

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    1. Thank you! Hope life is treating you well.

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  2. Robin, may I say, is an engaging, captivating and magically inspirational teller of stories. Although I have not had the pleasure of his company for many a year I feel confident in sayIng that I am proud to include him as one of my valued, creative and intelligent friends. Xx

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  3. This is a wonderful telling of this tale, I look forward to a longer telling should you do a fuller version. I was completely enwrapped in the story, you brought both it and the characters in it to life. Thank you.

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