Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joyful day it is today ... I may prepare another wonderful prompt, Valley, for you all. This prompt is referring to a wonderful Aboriginal Legend which I will share later on in this post, but first I will give you a little update for our upcoming month June.
As my plan was I would like to prepare another wonderful list with inspirational music and I will still do that, but first in June I will introduce the young Portugese Composer BrunuhVille in the CD-Specials. BrunuhVille has composed wonderful music and his music is very inspirational. The other prompts of June will be all modern kigo (seasonwords)for summer based on Jane Reichhold's "A Dictionary of Haiku", as we have done in April 2014. I hope you all will not be "angry" with me for changing my plans.
Back to our Aboriginal Story of today. It's about Three Sisters, Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, and the story refers to three Mountain peeks in the "Blue Mountains" ...
|Credits: The Three Sisters in the Blue Moutains|
The Three Sisters an Aboriginal Legend of Down Under
Long ago there was a Bunyip who lived in a deep hole who was feared by all. Passing the hole was considered very dangerous, therefore whenever Tyawan had to pass the hole in search for food, he would leave his daughters safely on the cliff behind a rocky wall.
One fateful day, Tyawan waved goodbye to his daughters and descended down the cliff steps into the valley.
Meanwhile at the top of the cliff, Meenhi was frightened by a large centipede which suddenly appeared before her. Meenhi took a stone and threw it at the centipede. The stone continued on its journey and rolled over the cliff, crashing into the valley below which angered the Bunyip.
The rocky wall behind Meenhi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo then began to split open and the three sisters were left stranded on a thin ledge at the top of the cliff. All the birds, animals and fairies stopped still as the Bunyip emerged to see the terrified girls. As the Bunyip began to approach the girls, to protect them from harm, their father Tyawan used his magic bone to turn them into stone. Angered by this, the Bunyip then began to chase Tyawan. Becoming trapped, in order to flee from the Bunyip, Tyawan changed into a magnificent Lyre Bird, yet in the process dropped his magic bone. Tyawan and his three daughters were now safe from the Bunyip.
Once the Bunyip had disappeared, Tyawan returned in search of his magic bone, yet this was never to be found. The Lyre Bird has been searching for this magic bone ever since. Remaining in rock formation, The Three Sisters stand silently overlooking the valley hoping that one day he'll find the bone and turn them back to former selves.
|Credits: View over the Blue Mountains in the left corner the Three Sisters|
When visiting The Three Sisters, if you listen carefully you may be able to hear the Lyre Bird, Tyawan, as he continues his quest for his lost magic bone.
"don't look back" Kaïn said.
longing for home
the Three Sisters still waiting -
Lyre Bird will come
freeing his beloved daughters -
the quest will end