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Posted: October 1st. 2006 1:48:01 PM
A Seasonal Struggle
by Paul Rousselle
Age Group: Adult
Swords drawn and opponents bowed,
Time to fight men! One must die!
Who shall win the epic battle, you ask,
Yet fated, the victor is known.
One dressed in Holly, the other in Oak,
And green velvet gowns they have adorned.
Twice in the year, they shall meet and fight;
Twice in the year, one shall fall and one shall rise.
Not too long ago the Maypoles were raised,
Fair maidens danced and young masters gazed.
High in the sky shines the golden Sun,
And the Oak shall fall for darkness to reign.
The Feast of the Ancestors has been and gone,
Young rascals tricked, the Old Ones treated.
The land barren and dark, again the fight ensues;
Holly’s blood flows wide – return O Shining One!
Entwined in eternal battle are they fated,
To bring forth the seasons; plantation and harvest.
The Holly King and the Oak Lord, brothers in arms,
Each to die; each to reign high!
Author's Notes: Almost Samhain and the seasons fnally feel like autumn so a seasonal muse was in order!
Author's Location: Llanelli, Wales
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