There are no shadows in the darkness.
All things merge and they are one.
The whole unity - illusion;
Flick the switch and it is gone.
WinterAutumn winds are dying
As winter rears its head.
Soon the land will sleep again
In the silence of the dead.
The gray sky seems a blanket.
The golden trees now bare;
Their branches reach out to the sky
To grasp the misty air.
Dark browns replace the orange
And grays replace the blue
Soon snow will change this landscape
As the spiral dance holds true
The silence will be welcomed
By a solitary crow.
An eerie song of mystery
That few will ever know.
For winter keeps its secrets,
The ones not hard to hide.
The answer's all around us,
But the question sleeps inside.
Satan's FuryWhen Satan's fury burns in Hell,
And you feel the power swell,
The Darkness flows from within the lake,
All for the cause of Evil's sake.
The time of doom is close at hand,
When Darkness shall rule the land.
Through the Darkness you shall go;
Only where, He shall know.
Although the Darkness has much might,
It must conquer the piercing light!
And when that light has been snuffed out,
You shall hear His demonic shout:
"Blessed is he who has My mark,
For he shall live in the land so dark!
Death to he who is spawn of the light,
For he shall feel My furious might!
In this land so dark and cruel,
All is under Satan's rule.
And then, alas, without the light,
All must perish in eternal night.
NaiadHow can it be
that my heart's now alive?
I had thought it to die
In the shadows I pondered
the course my life followed...
and where it now leads,
I don't know.
As I sit here alone
and your name haunts my mind,
I feel passion...
it burns at my soul.
And I sing out your name
as I long for your touch
and I know with one kiss,
I'll be whole.
PonderingsGray skies slowly darken
As the sunlight fades away.
I sit here alone in the twilight,
Amidst a landscape of gray
Shadows reach out grasping,
The coldness stills the air,
I glance down upon the lake before me
To the reflection at which I stare.
What image is this before me?
Whose eyes burn into mine?
Vague recollections taunt me
Of what I left behind.
Each path that I have chosen
Leads me places I know not where.
Despite my better judgement
I simply do not care.
What roads have I not traveled?
What lessons have I to learn?
As the shadows creep yet closer,
There is so much that I still yearn.
(To be continued?)
The Void WithinIn dark'ning skies the mystery lies,
What wisdom comes this way?
A silent scream can't pierce the night
Where lurking passions lie.
And as the clouds descend on me,
I can not get away.
There's nowhere for me to hide;
Only madness if I try.
The Night Before ChristmasT'was the night before Christmas,
When all though the house
Not a creature was stirring,
... except for me...
The traps were all set
By the chimney with care,
In hopes that "St. Nicholas"
Soon would be there;
The children, so foolish,
Were drugged in their beds,
While I contemplated,
If I'd have their heads;
I sat in my chair,
Alone with my gun,
Reviewing my plans...
Oh, THIS will be fun!
Then from my radar,
There arose such a beep!
I sprang from my chair,
And started to creep.
Away to the window
I flew like a flash,
Tearing open the shutters,
The windows went crash!
The moon, on the breast
Of the new fallen snow,
Gave a luster of midday
To objects below;
When what to my wondering eyes
But a miniature sleigh
And eight smelly reindeer,
With that little old driver
I began to get sick,
I knew in a moment
It must be "St. Nick."
I readied my gun,
With intentions to maim
Then shot each in turn,
As I called them by name:
Die, Prancer and Vixen!
Mermaid SongI have tried to love you.
But you have become
little more than an evening in pale watercolors
the shadow of Monet.
I have decided to leave the lilies as they are.
Perhaps in later years, with desperation,
fearing the thinness of my thin limbs,
the creaking of my spider fingers,
I will go to wander those gardens again,
hoping for the promise of Eden,
clutching beads in my weary fist.
For now, you are fleeting as mermaid song,
brief as tall spires in pink and green beneath the sea
I can never touch them.
Our connection fades,
a violet mirage
disappearing within the swells.
A wave breaks
the silver froth wipes the sand
clean and perfectly brown.
A ritual of earthen peace
Meditate, visualize, breathe
Karma is a tool,
Negative for negative
Positive for positive
Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh, Samhain
Darkness of its energy,
Color of its light
Lady of the moon
Lord of the sun
Diana, Lucina, Selena
Kerunnos, Osiris, Apollo
Fertility, patience, happiness, strength, peace
All power is within ourselves
A thumb to Venus
A forfinger to Jupiter
The five elements
Do you believe?
The Zodiac - Aries Throws your way. In all that you do.
All that life If you are If you can An idealist
If you tackle Active and
The Girl With The Jackalope SmileShe always told me her life was a cake walk
But I'll never understand what kind of happiness comes from
Crushing pastries under your foot
She could stitch sunshine along her wrists
And leave the rest of us in the dark
Trying to paint our own cerulean skies
And leaving us all bereft when we only managed
To stain our skins blue
And she could dance a two-tattoo on the arch of moon beams
Licking her diamond lips to taste something more
Willow wick finger tips gleaming with still flames
Tempting a hand into her grasp so that she might
Burn life back into our hollowed bodies
She traced constellations on her lungs
So she could breathe the star dust
And have shimmering breath all year long
Instead of just in December
Her canines glinted when she grinned
Candle drops of light shinning in each tooth
And melting our hibernation patchwork
To reveal our summer skin
Her veins surged with hot apple cider and wildfires
And her cigarette smoke smelt of burning wood
Her orange and red
Our Handfasting Ceremony
Welcome, friends and loved ones, as we gather to celebrate the marriage of Jacob and Cindy. Divine Ones, I ask Ye to Bless this couple, their Love, and their Marriage as long as they shall live and love together. May they each enjoy a long, healthy life filled with Joy, Love, Stability and Fertility.
In all the eons, there has been no greater culmination in nature than the Union of people in Love. Since the first sparks of life began, there has been the possibility of companionship, and the possibility of loneliness. And then Nature created Love, and from such Love came Harmony.
Sadly, many humans have turned away from Nature's Love and Harmony. There is war, loneliness, desolation and the soul of Nature mourns. So when there are those of us who Love enough to make a Commitment such as the one tonight between Jacob and Cindy, the very Stars rejoice at the rediscovery of Love, Joy and Bounty.
Love has its seasons the same as does the Earth.
The SeaWhen you make the two one, you will become the Sons of Adam, and when you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away.
Thomas 106: 1-2
When I returned to town, I heard the stories:
That you'd walked the oak path,
And past the angel with the flaming sword;
Beneath the river,
Behind the trees
And through a pantheon
Of wind broken stone;
You'd marched north
Until your steps matched the syncopation
Of the whale-song
And the cedars in the wind,
You'd crossed the bridge
To enter the valley kingdom.
I know that you'd watched the jaybird pick our nightmares from its
Song of Healing
Day to night, dark to light,
Fall the sands of time.
Let the years like the gears
Of a clock unwind
In your mind walk through time
Back to better days.
Memories, like a dream,
Wash your tears away.
Like a star in the sky darkness can't reach you.
Light the night, joy is light 'til the new dawn.
Cast away your old face
Full of gloom and spite.
With this mask I will ask
To borrow your light.
By the White Wolf
By the White Wolf
She's come to me now
It's finally over
I pass into the gray
Her visage terrible and wonderful to behold
Her fur stark white
The spirit of death is she
She comes to guide my soul
What remains of me
I still my heartbeat
I quench my breath
She has marked me with the scent of death
Close your eyes and expose your neck
Let her sink her fangs into you throat
Let her bleed you of your spirit
Let her bleed you of your soul
Let her guide you into the gray
There is no family now
No pack to depend on
In the end we start our road alone
We will see the ones we love when she visits them
Stare into her eyes now
It's time to follow her
Time for the finial journey
Time for you to rest
By the White Wolf
Woman God, Quiet Suni have become rounder
selfish and sexual in a way that doesn't
women gods dwell in
my solar plexus fire
my chill steady womb
clutch my breasts as theirs
inhabit my blood spread
we spin together
how do i run my fingers through the hair of this
that is mine
how do i teach this
fire chant feather words searing breath
give you my ashen throat
to spit out all you who are in my care and keeping
gives curse and charm
i move shadow and light together
empty of all separation and yet
facing each other
moon blackened sun makes
more than two celestial objects
one quiet fire
shaman i claim
witch seer spaekona
need not see only future but
decked in rings and bangles
Traveler, stand here.