Your browser does not support script


Hot Sections...

  Loc. News 0
  Events 723
  Poetry 206


  Adults 341
  Military 26
  Teens 21
  New Posts 4


  Adult 56
  Family 17
  Teen 5
  College 1
  Military 4
  Recovery 0

  Clergy 32

  Shops 16

  Services 52

  Notices 4

Local Web...

  EGroups 5
  Resources 2
  Activists 0

Total Area Resources

Sponsors 27

 Page: Profile: Poetry   Total Views: 12,155,443  

Poem Specs

VxPoem ID: 24481


Posted: September 25th. 2006 12:52:15 AM

Views: 1273

Asking Counsel

by Emcic Ravensinger in the Cedars

Age Group: Adult

Smoky ribbons dance, eel-like skyward,
Red-tinged by the ember's glow.
Light, in pinpricks, flickers and flashes,
Traverse the starfields in my head.
To the drum of my heart beating,
Feel their warmth as they draw near.

Orange-limned, in ember light haloed,
Smile and nod as they sit down.
Youngest, I, to sit this council,
Petition for aught to light my path.
Hearing their sage counsel given,
Talk until the night has passed.

Quietly, 'ere dawn's light shining,
My elders rise to take their leave.
Another lined face nods, then fades,
Left here, last, to cast my thoughts.
Beholden for the gift they gave me,
Another piece of what they ken.

Back, I pull the me of dreaming,
Eyes, opened to the incense glow.
Out, I put the burning candle,
Thankful for it's guarding light.
Gently put away my scryer,
Now I've seen the wise ones' eyes.


Author's Notes: Thoughts as I was writing this: "Sometimes I kinda replay the memories I have of my role models. My maternal grandfather (Grampaw) , my uncle Said, and Bishop John Walker... ofttimes I even hold conversations with them...thought hard about how they would react to this situation or how they'd handle that problem. Even feeling their presence and warmth around me. The faces I knew, loved and respected before they crossed. Like some clan counsil, sitting around the light of the canoun (A berber, earthenware brazier) while the mountain winds whipped the starts about in a frenzy!"

Author's Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Contact Me Via Email...

Email Invites Note: No, I have not opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please don't send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.

To send a private email message to Emcic Ravensinger in the Cedars...

Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.

Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.

State/Country flags created by and are used with permission

Pagan Essays

Pagan Web
8,000 Links

Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.

80,000 Profiles

Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops

Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2015 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Log in...

Your Email:


Stay In?

Create Account

GET Password

GET Help

Poem Search


The Pagan Web