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Pagans and Poetry
Article ID: 2209
Age Group: Adult
Days Up: 5,344
Times Read: 7,178
Author: Pagan Communities
Posted: October 5th. 1998
Times Viewed: 7,178
Revealing the rhythms of life, the fire as in life is centered,
In the drumming circle a magical otherworld is entered.
The power of the pulsing, the pounding of the drum,
The power of the circle, everything merges into one.
Skyclad, frenzied dancers continue round and round,
A powerful magick circle of pulsating light and sound,
The beat is a living thing, and it merges with the fire,
It combines the dancing and the frenzy, and combines desire.
Instinctively witches hear this primordial drumming song.
Powered by need and inspired by mead, all night the beat goes on.
Feeling power, desiring trance, the devoted dance and drum,
The power of the circle, everything merges into one.
Rev. Grey Willowhawk
Heartland Pagan Festival, 1998
Honoring Grandma -- by Victoria Glynn
Josie of the hard bright eyes
eyes known rarely to mist
Josphine` of old world ways
called by the Gods to be kissed.
You were my strength when the world went mad
the only friend I knew
You wrapped me in your circle of light
and the demons all withdrew.
For what demons could stand in the presence of love
and invocations of Mary?
Even today, I call your name
and my demons all grow wary.
Grandmother I call you, and so you are
and Maiden and Mother as well.
The lessons you taught are deep in my soul
the truth of my life will tell
How a bird on the wing is a prayer to the ears
of the Wise Ones who guide all our ways
And I thank you for this, the gift of your life
and shall do, beyond all my days.
Blessed Be all our Grandmothers -
Location: Various, Florida
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