|Poetry by Silverwitch
Sacred Wheel Dancing
I love to dance around the wheel as every season changes
for Days of Power mark the way that Nature rearranges,
Every Sabbat mirrors our lives in one way or another,
bringing times to celebrate with sisters, friends or lovers...
Winter Solstice starts us off near blinking Xmas Trees
welcoming Lucina's light with friends & family,
Eggnog pours as kids adore the magic tales of Yule
& sacred rites near mistletoe bring rebirth & renewal...
Candlemas is Brigid's Day, the feast of sacred flame,
when we take our holy vows & claim our magic names,
blessings ring as sisters sing & self love claims the heart
as inspirations fill the air with longings to impart...
Spring Equinox brings magic to maidens old & young
with rituals of enchantment that trigger play and fun,
As Kore resurrects again we sing & dance with glee
chanting rhymes or fairy tales to set our spirits free...
May Day mirrors ecstasy & deep orgasmic pleasure
prancing round the Maypole beating drums together,
Lovers dance into the night near blazing Beltane fires,
& passion blooms beneath the moon, rousing deep desire...
Summer Solstice warms us all in golden radiant light
playing in the forests and gazing stars at night...
Dancing around the campfire as queens of life & power,
we celebrate abundance as magic claims the hour...
When it turns to Lammas time & fruit is ripe upon the vine
we lift our chalice to the skies in gratitude for life divine,
We count our many blessings & the graces that sustain,
as Habondia brings bounty of nectar, corn & grain...
Fall Equinox brings nuts & grains as golden leaves appear,
Persephone descends the caves & restful times draw near,
We circle round the labyrinth in rites of deep reflection
& crones are honored for their gifts of wisdom & perception...
When crystal balls on Halloween reflect a mystic glow
We honor dear departed ones that left a time ago,
Shadows cover mother earth as seeds gestate below,
& Hecate brings quiet repose as magic claims the soul...
I love to dance around the wheel as every sabbat traces
a deep reflection of our lives to mirror our many faces,
& when our journey's over, we take the seeds we've sown,
along with memories gathered, to future paths unknown...
Join us in our dance around the sacred wheel
& let the magic of Her seasons fill your heart!
With many Blessings.... Mama J.
From whence I came, I cannot tell
but distant times I do recall
when temples stood with pillar stones
in groves of trees that rooted tall
The sundial's face in waxing light
reflects a time of long ago
when I would stroll in sandaled feet
on rolling hills of green & gold
The salty sea with ebb & flow
sent morning drifts of fog & dew
and on her beach I'd walk at dawn
to gather shells as day renewed
Her gusty winds would whistle free
in coves where lovers stopped to dwell
as children played near rushing waves
that washed the sands with mounting swells
In gardens ripe with blooming pods
and fragrant herbs of sweet & sour
poetic sonnets filled my thoughts
in moments spent amongst the flowers
The land was rich with fertile soil
while endless bounty did remain
with milk and honey flowing free
in bellies full of fruit & grain
The news was gathered far & wide
while weaving cloth or spinning tales
& elders napped with blissful smiles
midst rubbing stones & churning pails
Our songs were carried by the winds
as neighbors gathered all around
to celebrate our sacred rites
'round altars built on holy ground
Our bodies danced to flutes & lutes
as drum beats carried high the hills
& sensual movements wild and strong
went prancing proud in flowing frills
As sunset's glow of pink and orange
turned purple in the twilight air
a soothing bath of sweet perfume
from petals soft would wait my care
When my consort came to call
our loins would twine in wild delight
as full moon cast black silhouettes
near flickering flames of firelight
We never feared for safety then
for all was well in times like these
twinkling stars brought peaceful dreams
to grateful hearts that slept with ease
These ancient echo's haunt my soul
with glimpses lived so long ago
they rhyme in time like soothing tides
invoking memories in my soul
From whence I came, I cannot tell,
but sacred times I do recall
where temples stood with pillar stones
in groves of tree's that rooted tall
~ Silverwitch ~
Prayer to Kwan Yin
Goddess of the Orient
Ancient Chinese Mother
Teach us generosity
And how to care for others
Meet us on your rainbow bridge
beneath a moon light glow
Show your gentle arts of love
that heal the world whole
You who hears the weeping world
Who feels our strain and pain
You who knows our silent cries
Our suffering in vain,
Touch us with your mercy
And your gentle heart that flows
With kindness & compassion
To heal the world whole...
You once walked among us
As Miso Shan, the girl
You knew the fear and sorrow
Of a troubled world,
So teach us how to walk a path
of dignity and grace,
With deeper understanding
for the human race...
Lady of Enlightenment
Bathe us in your bliss,
Raise our human consciousness
Seal it with your kiss...
Wrap us in your lotus flower
Warm us in the cold,
Sing your soothing song of hope
to heal the world whole....
|* Artwork by Josephine Wall & the Goddess Oracle by Amy Sophia Marashinsky & Hrana Janto