Voyages from I to Thou.

Location: Skellig Michel, Ireland

Friday, January 14, 2005

The Wicked Horses

It was not long after that they found another high island, and it is delightful it was, and there were great beasts in it like horses. Everyone of them would take a piece out of the side of another and bring it away with its skin and its flesh, the way there were streams of red blood breaking out of their sides till the ground was full of it. So they left that island in haste and as if out of their wits, and they did not know where in the world were they going, or in what place they would find help or land or country.

-- from “The Voyage of Maeldun,” transl. Lady Gregory


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