Tuesday, 24 May 2011
The Legend of Sabrina
Its ABC Wednesday http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/
and S is for Sabrina - goddess of the River Severn. The River Severn has its source in Wales and flows through Shropshire - Worcestershire - Gloucestershire and finally flows into the Bristol Channel and to the sea.
Legend tells us that high in the hills of Wales lived five sisters they were the water nymphs of Plynlimon. One day they all agreed to visit their father the ocean.
The five sisters were called Sabrina (Severn) Vaga (Wye)and Rhydiol - Llyfriant and Mynac. Each sister took a different route to the sea - forming the rivers of today.
Today I went into Shrewsbury to gaze upon the statue of Sabrina in the Dingle - and read the prose beneath the statue ( click on the pic to read the text.
The dingle was quiet today and the 8ft high heron sculpture gazed down on a visiting heron feeding in the lake, but then the bird flew off away up into the trees.
A statue of the goddess Sabrina can also be found in a grotto at Croome Park which we visited recently - she peacefully gazes out over the lake
Listen wherethou art sitting
Under the glassie, cool,translucent wave
In twisted brands of lilies knitting
the loose train of thy amber - dropping hair
Listen for dear Honours sake
goddess of the silver lake
Listen and save