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_ (In the cone of the searchlight behind the coalscuttle, ollave, holyeyed, the bearded figure of Mananaun Maclir broods, chin on knees.
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rolig commented on the word ollave
"The Irish ollave’s chief interest was the refinement of complex poetic truth to exact statement. He knew the history and mythic value of every word he used. . . ."– Robert Graves, The White Goddess (New York: Noonday Press, 1966), p. 23.An anglicization of the Irish word ollam or ollamh.
March 19, 2008