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Vandrake Druidstone
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The Holly and the Oak Kings.

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The Holly and the Oak Kings.

A rivalry of centuries old, Since ancient times the tale’s been told, Two mighty kings one dark, one light, Who twice a year come here to fight. The Holly King, the darker one, Rules our Winter, steals our sun, While King of Oak, of green and bright, Will rule our Summer, return the light. So here at Litha, Summer sings, The Oaken Lord is standing King, But now his time has reached its peak, The Holly King comes, the crown he seeks. And so again, as years before, The two will clash as weapons draw, The Holly King will Summer break, As bird and bee and beast awake, But Oaken King is standing fast, The time to duel has come at last... Oak “Here the wheel has turned half way, The longest day has come, I wear the crown and lift my arms, To summon up the sun.” Holly “Yet in the light, the shadows form, Their strength is growing now, The crown you wear will soon be set, Upon my Holly brow.” Oak “Before that time, I’ll lift up high, A Summer sun of gold, And
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The Holly and the Oak Kings.

T

The Holly and the Oak Kings.

A rivalry of centuries old, Since ancient times the tale’s been told, Two mighty kings one dark, one light, Who twice a year come here to fight. The Holly King, the darker one, Rules our Winter, steals our sun, While King of Oak, of green and bright, Will rule our Summer, return the light. So here at Litha, Summer sings, The Oaken Lord is standing King, But now his time has reached its peak, The Holly King comes, the crown he seeks. And so again, as years before, The two will clash as weapons draw, The Holly King will Summer break, As bird and bee and beast awake, But Oaken King is standing fast, The time to duel has come at last... Oak “Here the wheel has turned half way, The longest day has come, I wear the crown and lift my arms, To summon up the sun.” Holly “Yet in the light, the shadows form, Their strength is growing now, The crown you wear will soon be set, Upon my Holly brow.” Oak “Before that time, I’ll lift up high, A Summer sun of gold, And
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Hello there!
I'm Vandrake Druidstone, a Pagan poet and Bard-In-Training with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

As a sapling tree I began to learn more about the earth I was part of.
As a young tree I was very aware of bigger and taller trees than I, yet was curious about the role we all played in the forest.
As my bark grew tougher and my branches stretched outward, I gained an understanding of my place in the world and recognised my own strengths and weaknesses.

As my body grew and my canopy reached toward the bright sunshine, I saw a path that lay through the forest.
So with confidence and curiosity I've begun to extend my branches, reaching for new achievements, creativity and spirituality.
Along the way I'm sure to be buffeted by winds both fair and foul, feel the cool and calming rain, and enjoy the warm inspiration of the sun.
I'm ready to grow, learn and explore new lessons in life, learn to seed new ideas and knowledge into those who grow beside me, and on my journey discover the importance of my roots.

In my writing and photography I hope to share the experiences I have on my path through life...

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Just want to say-here I am truly enchanted with your work here and I find there is reverence through the gaze of light/brightness in each photo (perhaps I've been in Alaska for a while now, so light is currently an attractive alchemy). Bright Blessings from under the Northern Star, AK   Kathryn :>

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Hope you enjoy OBOD. /|\
seff98Student General Artist
cool gallery yo
jvel4073Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Impressive Photo Gallery, Beautiful pictures. :star: Quality.
I love your life story under the DeviantID. I got goosebumps reading it.
All your work it amazing, if you haven't noticed all my comments.
I plan on buying some of your products in the future. Keep up the work :D
I love your altars. They are absolutely stunning and inspire me.
I adore your work!