Saturday, 21 December 2013


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?

And does he go out on a Friday night
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’?

It’s hard to imagine, but I suppose he could,
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.

But then, I’ve seen him in the street
and read his each and every tweet.
Oh yes, he seems a regular guy:
cheerful, funny, and sometimes shy.

So what makes him different, I’d like to know?
Well, he certainly isn’t all bluff and show:
his genuine nature always shines through
whenever he stops to chat with you.

Now Albian Arthuan is upon us again:
this sacred time of the Sun God’s wane,
when time stands still and all Worlds intersect,
inspiring in us a need to reflect.

This is the time we see him transformed
and by his presence our hearts are warmed.
As mediator of Hearne’s divine power,
he delivers His message at the midnight hour…

“We, the Gods, will give you the land: but since our
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…”


And with the rebirth of the year
hope, too, is reborn.




Solstice Blessings to all fellow Pagans and Druids…

and in four days’ time…

A Happy Christmas to all my Christian friends!


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  1. I love this and the picture!!!
    Merry Christmas dear Ygraine!!xxxxx

    1. Thank you so much Gloria!

      And a very Merry Christmas to you too xxx

  2. I do so enjoy your words, and the power of the Solstice, truly worthy of such celebration..
    Enjoy the photos too..
    I’m wishing you wonderful Holiday’s..

    1. That means so much to me Anthony...truly.
      Thank you from my heart.

      Hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year...:)

  3. and a very happy New Year, Ygraine...

    1. Wishing you a wonderful holiday time, Richard...and for all your New Year wishes to come true! :)

  4. Hola, que tengas un lindo fin de semana navideño, un placer descubrir tu bello blog, feliz Sábado, te invito de manera cordial a que visites el Blog de Boris Estebitan y leas un poema mío titulado “El guerrero Pegaso”, espero que te agrade, puse mucho de mí para escribirlo, saludos cordiales y un abrazo enorme.

    1. Hi Boris, really great to hear from you!
      Many thanks for visiting my blog. I really appreciate your company.
      I will visit your blog shortly. I am really looking forward to it!
      Happy Holidays...and a Wonderful new Year!
      Hugs :)

  5. This is beautiful, Ygraine, as you are! (A magnificent photo of you).
    His message is one that everyone should mind. The power of the earth, air and life around us is much more than what some attempt to claim for themselves. I find myself often frustrated that so many cannot see this truth. I suppose, as long as some can hold to it ...
    Blessings to You and Yours! xxxx

  6. Oh are so heart-felt thanks.
    I so agree with you...if only more people could come together in love...the World would be a much happier place.

    Blessings of Love and Light to you all xxx

  7. A very comforting feeling came with reading this. Thank you Ygraine. :)

    1. Oh that is wonderful is exactly what I'd hoped to share with you! I love how this time of year draws people together in friendship and love.

      A Very happy new Year xxx

  8. happy the story within your poem...the mysticism of it....the gift of the gods, not just in the world but their presence as well...not leaving us to our own and their reminders they are still here...hey nice pic too...smiles.and i agree on the world being able to come together in love...

    1. Thank you so much, Brian...and perhaps someday our shared hopes will finally come true...I really hope so, anyway!

      Here's hoping you have a fabulous New year :)

  9. Happy Solstice. Loved the poem and your solstice gown.
    Hope your holidays are remarkable.

    1. Many thanks Rick...that is so appreciated!

      A Very happy new Year :)

  10. Eres una gran escritora y vengo a desearte una feliz Navidad, que disfrutes mucho de la Navidad, son los sinceros deseos del Blog de Boris Estebitan. Merry X-mas

    1. Thank you so much, Boris! was great, and I hope yours was too.:)

      And a Very happy New year...x

  11. I enjoyed the final message and each and all of your quartets, dear Ygraine, what an interesting character this Archdruid!
    You look terrific in the pic, cheers!
    Thanks for your kind wishes.
    Best wishes for all lovely people - you among them, of course - living on Mother Earth.
    Love is the only force that can change the world.

    Circle me, Lord.
    Keep protection near
    And danger afar.
    Circle me, Lord
    Keep hope within.
    Keep doubt without.
    Circle me, Lord.
    Keep light near
    And darkness afar.
    Circle me, Lord.
    Keep peace within.
    Keep evil out.

    May the World be led to the Truth and the Light, through the King and Queen of Peace, Justice, Mercy and Love. May we be shown the Divine Purpose of the Earth, and receive Her brightest blessings!

    A hug.

    1. Oh that is so beautiful and moving, brought a tear to my eye.
      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful wisdom with me. I so appreciate your friendship.

      A Very happy New Year xxx

  12. Oh Ygraine your writing is so enticing, full of mystery, of truth, so beautiful but no where as beautiful as you x

    1. Oh Lorraine, you are so kind...but your beauty way outshines mine...
      your new picture is absolutely stunning!

      Have a truly magical New Year dear friend.

      Hugs xxx

  13. Look at you, such a beauty.
    Happy New Year .
    always such a joy to read your poetry,



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