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Friday, September 18, 2015

Monoceros - - Unicorn

Carpe Diem #821 Monoceros (Unicorn)

In European folklore, the unicorn is often depicted as a white horse-like or goat-like animal with a long horn and cloven hooves (sometimes a goat's beard). In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. In medieval and Renaissance times, the tusk of the narwhal was sometimes sold as unicorn horn.

The late 1960's was a time of war, protests and general unrest.  Much of the popular music had the beat similar to helicopter blades.  A dark time.  And then came the Irish Rovers .....

wishing on a star
 hiding in the wet rice field
magical notes heard

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