The Poetic Story Of Princess Taína & Prince Connell’s Wild Atlantic Love
by Luis S. González-Acevedo
Explanation of Terms
The explanation of terms will enhance the reader’s understanding of The Poetic Story Of Princess Taína & Prince Connell’s Wild Atlantic Love.
Emerald Isle: Ireland
Corracloona: a townland in County Leitrim, Ireland
Kiltyclogher: a small village in County Leitrim, Ireland
Leitrim: County Leitrim, Ireland
Connell or Prince Connell: a reference to Prince Connell (Irish, County Leitrim folklore). In this poem, he is buried in Prince Connell’s Grave.
Prince Connell’s Grave: a megalithic monument in Corracloona, near Kiltyclogher. In this poetic fiction, Prince Connell is buried here.
Easterlies: winds traveling from east to west
Westerlies: winds traveling from west to east
Rich Port: a reference to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico
Taínos: the native people of Puerto Rico
Written Rock: a reference to a large rock with petroglyphs inscribed by the Taínos in the municipality of Jayuya, Puerto Rico. The locals call it “La Piedra Escrita.”
“Cacique Hayuya’s rock”: a reference to the Taíno chief of the region known today as Jayuya, Puerto Rico. “Rock” is a reference to Written Rock.
Taína or Princess Taína: a fictional character whose name is derived from the native Taínos. In this poem, she is the fictional daughter of Cacique Hayuya.
“the poet about Innisfree”: a reference to Irish poet William Butler Yeats and his poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree. The last verse of his poem is quoted.
“Puerto Rican poet’s chant”: a reference to Puerto Rican poet José P.H. Hernández and his poem Ojos Astrales
Wild Atlantic Way: a scenic journey through Ireland’s west coast
MacNean Upper: an Irish lake shared by the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Megalithic: relating to large stones in ancient cultures
Poseidon: the Greek god of the sea