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In The Time Of No Time

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icebox
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in the shadows


0 posted 04-27-2011 09:01 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox




Before balefire on altar green,
strewn with herbs and flowers of first buds seen,
as incense of rose and jasmine weave
in braids to mate with fire's musk,
wearing malachite, quartz and tourmaline,
unbind your heart's vast energies
to stack tied sheaves and blessing woods
before the break of dusk.

As you stare into fair spiral drawn
and tended through night's call
to Pleiades rising ‘fore the dawn,
fires circled thrice in sun-wise dance,
then thrice more ‘round and ‘round again
that thoughts may heal and purify,
burn away whatever Winter shades embargo dreams;
keep pace sure footed on life' path
between these Beltane fires' fold.

With shining offerings and soft wakenings,
third turn of sacred ritual brings
remembrances of Beli Bright
when Wild Huntsman battled Silver Hand
for rights to blossomed Mother Earth,
so bone weary Winter's disheartened blues,
washed in Spring waters of delight,
may be burnished in Summer's gold sunrise.

In morning after ritual drumming heartbeat's call,
sing out to skip ‘round fresh Maypole
like lightening rods connecting worlds entranced,
bending hopes in ribbons to entwine by joyful dance,
dip and weave Sun's new release from Winter's yoke;
let full-throated song enfold you,
shield you from Epona's white horse passing
that she not lure you through forever
with Sprites and Wites and Faeries all
full of wakened mischief's call
and promises soft threaded in chiming
bells ringing from your soul.


©2011 by icebox


  

  

[This message has been edited by icebox (04-28-2011 07:24 AM).]

© Copyright 2011 icebox - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 04-27-2011 10:40 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Charly...All of it lovingly written.
Marchmadness
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2 posted 04-27-2011 10:57 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

No time or all time? Ah, the Maypole, One of my most cherished memories.
                                 Ida
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3 posted 04-28-2011 04:05 AM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Love it, Charly.  It's been a while since you gifted us with so many words all together but it's been worthwhile waiting.  

Helen
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4 posted 04-28-2011 03:46 PM       View Profile for Dawn Brink   Email Dawn Brink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dawn Brink

"incense of rose and jasmine weave
in braids to mate with fire's musk"
Wow... Stunning imagery.
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5 posted 04-30-2011 03:00 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Exquisite, magical blend of Wiccan ways, mythology and sheer (in its most intense context) beauty, Charly.

I had to look up several things, and learned a lot - but will go back to reading it up when I have more time (should that ever occur - haha!), but when I learned of who Epona was (a protector of horses, donkeys and mules), I loved this all the more.

Owl
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6 posted 04-30-2011 11:09 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Now that I did the homework I truly enjoyed these last two poems. Thanks.Jo/latearrival
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7 posted 05-01-2011 09:52 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I just love you so much.



And I guess you knew I had to observe the day...

wineless, at that! *chuckle*

Ah, but I've had my fair share of whine...if I don't cut that out I might find myself living the life of a terrier.

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8 posted 05-06-2011 07:28 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice...James
ice
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9 posted 05-07-2011 06:23 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

I find myself in the middle of a battle between winter and spring when I read this poem..

I also find myself thinking of Alfred Noyes, and his "Highwayman",  a poem I like very much.

Though yours is more complicated than his, I feel a similarity in fine structuring, and topic.

enjoyed
ice
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10 posted 02-02-2012 08:30 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

On reading the two poems from Icebox, on Imbloc--
Our in house  seanchaí, bearer of Celtic, poetic tales
I remembered something from nearly a decade ago

Being of Pegan Scotch/Irish heritage I suppose has something to do
with my interest in these stories from  "lore bearers", as I.B. most certainly is.

I dug this poem up from the tombs, where it is buried
But still very much alive..

To hail, and honor the seanchaí of pip.  
ice
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11 posted 02-02-2012 08:40 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

On reading the two poems from Icebox, on Imbloc--
Our in house  seanchaí, bearer of Celtic, poetic tales
I remembered something from nearly a decade ago

Being of Pegan Scotch/Irish heritage I suppose has something to do
with my interest in these stories from  "lore bearers", as I.B. most certainly is.

I dug this poem up from the tombs, where it is buried
But still very much alive..

To hail, and honor the seanchaí of pip.  
ebonygirl
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12 posted 08-07-2012 12:38 PM       View Profile for ebonygirl   Email ebonygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ebonygirl

I don't know how I chanced upon this poem but I felt
the visuals strongly...
Thank you Icebox for the magick I found in it...
Smiles,
ms. e
 
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