Nos Cyn Calan Gaual 2016

A blessed Samhain to all my friends observing today and this evening.

For all the rest of you Halloweenies, have fun, be safe, give candy to teenagers, say ‘thank you’, smile at your neighbours, look out for little ones and don’t be a spoil sport!

Children deserve all the magic we can muster up for them.

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Blessed Yule

Another year is closing.

This will be a very different Yule for me. My Dad and my Grandmother are gone, one of my babies is on the west coast, thousands of miles away. There is a new baby in the family – my Nephew’s daughter, just two weeks old and that’s a blessing. She is a beautiful and poignant reminder of how our lives and family connections are all circular.

Wishing all of my friends here a wonderful holiday season. May your observances and celebrations reinforce all the ties that bind and may we all enjoy the gifts of peace, hope and love.

~ kei
21 December 21015

“Midnight Messenger” by Anne Stokes

Litha Blessings ~ Cinquain IV

Litha
Vervain my crown
The veil becomes thinner
The Holly King resumes his throne
Rejoice!

~ kei
21 June 2015

Bright Litha blessings!

Bright Litha blessings!

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Definition of the Cinquain form from Shadow Poetry:

“Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey.”

For more about this form visit Shadow Poetry here.

Poet’s Prayer ~ Gweddi Awenydd

Honoured Goddess of Poetry
My inspiration is running dry
My words have flown away from me

Beautiful Goddess of Creativity
This Awenydd asks your blessing
Open my mind and heart to see

May my thoughts be quicksilver
And my tongue honey-dipped
May my words flow like water
And once I have sipped
From your cauldron of inspiration
And kissed Taliesin’s lips

Ink that flows as Afon Tywi is long
My cadence just like music
My rhymes just like song

Then your praises I will sing
For it is you blessed Goddess
Makes my words ring

© KeiB 17 August 2011
Tweaked for publication 26 April 2015

Cerridwen ~ Welsh Goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration.

Cerridwen ~ Welsh Goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration.

Vernal Equinox

Oh beautiful man!
My most precious Love
You are here at last
Sent with warmth from above

I’ve tarried to long in this frozen hell
I have ached for your touch
Flayed with torturous constraint
Endured so much

Lovers perfidious, foolish or young
Left my true self in chains
The sight of you, my Green Man
Fire streaks through my veins

One kiss my darling
With your lips like wine
Bring me into your sunlight
I shall make you mine

~ kei
20 March 2015

God and Goddess

The Tale Of Raven Felle II

A reblog of a previously posted piece so that I can include this amazing reading / music accompaniment video by Omnia. If you’ve never heard “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe recited, or even if you have; Omnia gives the words a depth that makes them even more relatable. Well worth a listen,

I am a huge fan of Poe. His words have resonated with me since my very early teens. “… Raven…” pays a nod to one of his better known pieces in the last line. As my posts have evolved in the last year, to include more pictures and video, this seemed the perfect pairing.

Thank you to Patty over at petitemagique for introducing me to Omnia. I see a lot of new music on my iPod in the future.

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The Tale Of Raven Felle

I gave my heart to a human man, and though I loved him well
He couldn’t stay true to vows we made, said he could not dwell
Weep for me my feathered children, I cannot be as I was before
Return to the sky with us they call, but sayeth Raven, “Nevermore”

(c) KeiB 20 December 2011

"Nevermore"

“Nevermore”