What could be more inspiring
than the Milky Way flowing
through the velvet midnight sky?
an appearance, an epiphany,
as the rains covered the heavens
earlier and later
but as I walked outside You
In Irish lore Boann is the wife of Nechtan, keeper of the well holding wisdom. The rule was no one but he and his cupbearers could approach it. She transgressed, triggering a surge of rushing water, creating rivers (first the eponymous Boyne) and by implication human access to the waters of imbas. Her name in Primitive Irish was Bouvinda, showing association with a cow and illumination. The Milky Way can be seen as her river in the sky.