Dé Máirt 28 Meitheamh 2011

At Tobar an Ailt

Tree at Tobar Nalt
Tobar an Ailt (or Tober Nalt) is a holy well in Sligo with the originally pagan practice of tying ribbons/material to the tree beside the well as a prayer offering or ritual of sympathetic magic; this way the tree takes on your prayer and heals any illness.

"At Tobar an Ailt"

A prayer by the tree,
remembering a love lost;
my ribbon flapping.

© Alison Ní Dhorchaidhe 2009

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