Aud the Deep Minded was an influential Hiberno-Scandinavian noblewoman who travelled and ruled in Dublin and areas of northern Scotland during the 9th century A. D.. She later removed her household to became one of the first settlers of Iceland, freeing her slaves in the process. A Sea Queen in an era of Sea Kingdoms.
All I want is boundless love.
Even trees understand me! Good heavens,
I lie under them, too, don’t I?
I’m just like a pile of leaves.
– Frank O’Hara
Has planted quiet in the night;
The shaking of its leafy head
Has given the waves their melody,
And made my lips and music wed,
Murmuring a wizard song for thee… Yeats
a force to be reckoned with.