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Poetry and Musings

The following is a collection of poems and musings that landed on me beginning in May and up through the present.  I want to spend more of my time crafting poetry, even really bad poetry, because it allows me the opportunity to approach my relationship to the land from a different perspective.  When I have …

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Maiden, Mother, Crone and Warrior

Maiden, Mother, Crone and Warrior   Sweetest Maiden Sister, Lover of the wild, In all respects a blossoming And happy little child. We name you Springtime Maiden, Treading softly through the trees, Awakening the flowers, Your laughter on the breeze. Beneath you, seeds are sprouting; Above you, warm, the sun. Around you, animals are born …

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Brighid

Imbolc lays before us deep As all the world lies still, asleep. And in this time of seeming death, We’re livened by Midwinter’s breath. The celebration of this time Is done with stories, song and rhyme. Here in Winter’s deepest cold We find you, Brighid, kind and bold.   With joy, the bride doll now …

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The Lady of Yule

The Lady of Yule   On the night of Yule The stars shone like jewels In a sky that was clear as black glass I was walking through woods And stopped where I stood With my heart in a seeming morass   Finding sadness everywhere I was lost in despair In this season of coldness …

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Samhain Prayer

  In this night where veils are thinnest and the cries of our Beloved Dead can be heard across waves of time, think upon the past, see where your feet have trodden, and learn from the landmarks and trail blazes you left behind.   In this night when Harvest is over, abundance is gathered and …

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Samhain

  Today is Blessed Samhain, And harvest-time is done. The leaves and fruits have fallen; Less warmly shines the sun. The days are crisp and windy, The nighttime brisk and clear. Full bellies and full larders – We slumber without fear.   We light the sacred fires To celebrate this time And drum the Earth’s …

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Samhain

  The season of death and of endings is here And with it comes doubtfulness, worries and fear. But trust in the Lady and trust in the Lord As we all move toward Samhain with a single accord. The pumpkins we carved, now all glowing and orange, The grand, creepy sound of an old creaking …

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The Reaper

  Autumn has come in all of its glory; The evening shadows grow deeper. Bounty is won, and low sinks the sun As everything waits for the Reaper.   Turkey and pheasant and duck on the wing Never know when Archer’s arrows will sing. Deer in the field stand ready to run, Waiting the sound …

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Samhaintide

  Ring the bell and light the fire – It’s Samhain once again. Gather in the harvest hall With family and friends. Crops are in and trees are bare And fox soon seeks his den – With cooler days and longer nights We’re now at Summer’s end.   Call the quarters, hail the gods, The …

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