‘Vindonnus, (clear light, white)… Bronze plaques found nearby depicting eyes suggest he was attributed curative powers for eye diseases. Linguistically Vindonnus is linked with Fionn mac Cumhail.’
-James MacKillop, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
It has been eleven years
since I wrote: ‘Spirit
To dwell in your bright purity
and be one with the clear light.’
Now I find you, King of Spirits
as Vindonnus; clear light, white,
with bronze plaques depicting eyes
representing your healer’s birthright
and Fionn’s gift of second sight.
Here you are Gwyn ap Nudd
and mine are the brazen eyes
touched by your gift of clear light
seeing through time’s obscurity
how you became my seer’s guide.