Ortha nan Gaidheal
KINDLING THE FIRE
- I will raise the hearth-fire
- As Mary would.
- The encirclement of Bride and of Mary
- On the fire, and on the floor,
- And on the household all.
- Who are they on the bare floor ?
- John and Peter and Paul.
- Who are they by my bed ?
- The lovely Bride and her Fosterling.
- Who are those watching over my sleep ?
- The fair loving Mary and her Lamb.
- Who is that anear me ?
- The King of the sun, He himself it is.
- Who is that at the back of my head ?
- The Son of Life without beginning, without time.
Niall MacFhionnlaigh, A' Chiste Ghàidhlig, a chuir na teacsaichean seo gu léir bho Carmina Gadelica air an làrach-lìn aig Sabhal Mór Ostaig ann an 1995