Is he at all like you or me –could a man so enlightened see
the World through ordinary everyday eyes,
or be taken in by society’s lies?
for a pint or two and perhaps a bite
to eat with friends in a coffee bar,
then finish up later in ‘The Northern Star’?
although it would seem quite odd if he should.
In fact, we’d probably be shocked and stare
if we happened to find him there.
and read his each and every tweet.
Oh yes, he seems a regular guy:
cheerful, funny, and sometimes shy.
Well, he certainly isn’t all bluff and show:
his genuine nature always shines through
whenever he stops to chat with you.
this sacred time of the Sun God’s wane,
when time stands still and all Worlds intersect,
inspiring in us a need to reflect.
and by his presence our hearts are warmed.
As mediator of Hearne’s divine power,
he delivers His message at the midnight hour…
hands have fashioned it, we will not leave it utterly.
We will be in the white mist that clings to the mountains;
We will be the quiet that broods on the lakes;
We will be the joy-shouts of the rivers;
We will be the secret wisdom of the forest.
Long after your children have forgotten us, they will
hear our music on sunny raths and see our great white horses
lift their heads from the mountain-tarns, and
shake the night-dew from their crested manes.
In the end, they will know that all the beauty in the World
comes back to us,
and their battles are only echoes of ours…”
hope, too, is reborn.
Solstice Blessings to all fellow Pagans and Druids…