Posts Tagged ‘pagan poems’
Daily Magick posts are on hold for a little bit. Mundane life has gotten quite crazy and I will post what I am doing each day to remain in touch with spirit as I can.
As we approach Lammas, I have begun harvesting and gathering the fruits of my labor this year and it’s pretty life changing for me. Just in time our good friend Pat Olsen sent me an email early this morning with her Sabbat Poem. Usually we share these on our facebook pages only but I thought it would absolutely do wonderfully sharing it with everyone today as we all begin the approach to the first harvest of our year.
Gathering in the Grain
(c) Patricia OlsenThe days are mellow with amber;Straw Flower
The old God of Fire still potent in the sky;
The nights are still and sweet as musk,
With a green corn moon on high.
The grain ripens like silken threads of gold,
Fruit hangs heavy and expectant on the bough;
The season has turned — it’s Lammas Fair,
And time to speed the plough.
As bread we bake and corn dolls we weave,
To honor the spirit of John Barleycorn,
To once again regenerate,
Even though now he must be shorn.
For soon winter’s wraith will envelop the land,
As the wounded fisher-king grows weak and frail;
Our blessed Goddess nourish and sustain us all,
With the fruits of your life-giving grail;
To have bread on the board and wheat in the barn,
And shelter from storm and hail;
And in every cottage and tavern near and far,
Plenty of good brown ale.
So let us reap the bounty of harvest time,
At this season of growth and decay;
And know that what dies will be reborn again,
With the lengthening of the days.
A time of passing, a time of change;
A cycle of life, death and rebirth;
Like the little shorn sheaf of grain, we too must go
The way of all life on this earth.
But we do not grieve as the wheel turns;
Instead we celebrate and make cheer;
And honor the Lord and Lady,
As they bide with us throughout the year.
So come make merry, drink, dance and sing;
Lovers embrace as you did on the Eve of Beltane,
And kindle the fires of love, life and rebirth,
With the gathering in of the grain.