ais·ling noun ˈī-shliŋ; pl ais·lings or ais·lingi ˈī-shliŋ-ē
Definition of AISLING: a poetical or dramatic description or representation of a vision
Origin of AISLING: IrGael, dream, vision, fr. OIr aislinge Merriam-Webster

As a name, Aisling has variants like Ashlyn or Ashley. Sixteen years ago, a guy named Ashley gave me red, wilted roses. I wasn’t home when he came. The padlock became a makeshift vase.

The daydreamer in me loves this – 

a poetic genre that developed during the late 17th and 18th century in Irish genre poetry… out of an earlier, non-political genre in which the poet meets a beautiful, supernatural woman who symbolizes the spring season, the bounty of nature, and love. Aodhagán Ó Rathaille, was the first and greatest of the aisling poets. More


Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes: An Aisling, 1883

I am creating myself a place where I keep and build dreams, and hold close things dear to my heart.   ~ This post is linked with ABC Wednesday ~