Friday, October 18, 2013

Handcrafted relief carved Celtic ceramic tile

Custom tile panels featuring our relief carved thistle, Celtic knot border and Celtic dragon tiles for a antique Scottish fireplace.
~Beside the Fire~ Author Unknown
Where glows the Irish hearth with peat
there lives a subtle spell,
the faint blue smoke, the gentle heat,
the moorland odors tell
of white roads winding to the edge
of bare untamed land
where dry stone wall or ragged hedge
runs wide on either hand.
The cottage lights that lure you in
from rainy western skies;
And by the friendly glow within
of simple talk and wise,
and tales of magic, love or arms
from days when princes met
to listen to the lay that charms
the Connacht peasant yet.
There honor shines through passion dire,
there beauty blends with mirth,
wild hearts ye never did aspire
wholly for things of earth!
Cold, cold this thousand years- yet still
on many a time stained page
you pride, your truth, your dauntless will,
burn on from age to age.
And still around the fires of peat
live on the ancient days;
There still do living lips repeat
the old and deathless lays
And when the wavering wreaths ascend
blue in the evening air
the soul of Ireland seems to bend
above her children there.

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