The daylight is bright
Almost to blindness.
In my blood I feel the full power
That the Y chromosome can transmit,
From father to son through generations,
Raised on story, song, tales, myths and legend:
The heroes of old, Fionn and Arthur
And the praise poems that relate their exploits.
My line is ancient,
Sons of Nechtan, kings and princes,
Pharaohs maybe, the last of Dynasties
Conquered and Exiled from the Nile delta.
Great river of life-giving water,
Is it your force I feel in my veins?