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Beltane, a poem

Updated on April 19, 2016
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Pagan Poetry is a specialty of mine - I have a website called TheGypsyThread with more of my work.

Summer returns

Flowers and fertility

Purification

Revitalization

Bonfires illuminate

Jump, move, or dance

Sacred woods

Ash, oak, hawthorn

Kindled by friction

Coronation feasts

Sensuality and delight

Unbashed promiscuity

Only for this night

Wedding vows on pause

Gather up your wild water

Adorn your blessed pond

With wreath, bough, and flower

Join with the land

Time for those in need

Remembrance

A ribbon awaits

Circle the Maypole

Relish your maturation

Perfect love

Perfect trust






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  • Nell Rose profile image

    Nell Rose 

    16 months ago from England

    Happy Beltane! And great poem!

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Thanks - appreciate you stopping by

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    Kristin Currin-Sheehan 

    2 years ago from San Clemente, CA

    I reveled in this piece Sir! wonder-full

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Archetypal stories encourage the reader to explore, maybe even participate, even if it's just in their imaginative form. I hope to invoke that desire to reach for the theoretic door handle and with a few that step across the threshold. Thanks for reading.

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    Megan Sheufelt 

    2 years ago

    Very... archetypal. Interesting choice with the short lines

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    You'll be amazed brother

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    manatita44 

    2 years ago from london

    ok. I will. Past my bedtime now. Cheers.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    It's an annual event in Edinburgh - The Beltane Fire Festival - look it up...if you dare.....

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    manatita44 

    2 years ago from london

    Fire Festival?

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I guess I get carried away with the trees....I live the life of the Green Man after all.

    https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Letters-of-the...

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    Doris James-MizBejabbers 

    2 years ago

    Very good, Ralph. For those of us former druids who have reincarnated, you photo is a little gross, LOL. I hope I picked a better looking guy at Beltane.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Are you attending the Fire Festival?

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    manatita44 

    2 years ago from london

    Yes. Very glorious here this a.m in London. A sizzling pic bro. Great and timely poetry!

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