begin and treat the root well
feed from fish and wild honey,
never hay collars and gate hammers.
One of three golden shoe makers,
the third branch is not given
of four branches of the Mabinogi.
Friendship of four and flour, a pair and a pregnant mouse,
five swine must breed to double their number.
Ten may be able to save the white book from silver fish
book from brain from paper from tree from nervous stem
from the brain to behavior is the hind end of the rabbit.
Seven men they buried Bran’s head under the white hill
“Seven loads of baggage you see on these seven horses”
Julia Rose Lewis is earning her PhD at the University of Wales Trinity St David. When not in school, she lives on Nantucket Island and is a member of the Moors Poetry Collective. Her poems have appeared in their anthologies, Rasputin: A Poetry Thread, GTK, and 3am Magazine.