In stories that the elders tell
the heroes get all the glory
you know about the salmon and the well
but these tales all fit one category –
the hero remembered for great deeds –
but never the creature for her prowess.
Well, Fionn can have his hero feats
but do not forget the wise salmon goddess.
Though myths recall my hazel wisdom
no songs are sung these days about
my cool and watr’y kingdom
or how a wise – and female – fish could scout
the fairest and bravest of the nation
to grant the world’s vast gathered knowledge –
Am I forgotten and forsaken?
I ask you, so, to make this pledge:
creatures, like heroes, must be respected;
for you cannot know which among us is enchanted.