Keltrian Druid Sigil
The Henge of Keltria

Henge Happenings
Issue #85
Imbolc 2010

Celtic knot bar

Donate to The Henge of Keltria General Fund

Celtic knot bar
Menu

Home

Publications

Henge Happenings

Henge Happenings

  Issue 85
Cover view

From the President
From the Vice-President
From the Secretary
From the Treasurer

The Bard’s Path
Draiocht and the Pursuit of Imbas by Draig Teine
Leabharcham lies to Conchobhar by Jenne Micale

The Seer’s Path
Olive Leaf by Nione

The Druid’s Path
Mother Earth in Keltrian Theology by Karl Schlotterbeck
The Beauty of the Eyebrow by Searles O'Dubhain

Fron the Groves
From the Internet

Reviews
The Ecstatic Experience

Review www.keltria.org on alexa.com

Celtic knot bar

The Bard's Path

Leabharcham lies to Conchobhar

her face -- a riverbed
in high summer, webbed with
grief that cracks as mudflats,
and cattails of hair hang

ragged and gold, yet shot
with tarnish. skin is bark
sloughing on the hard ground
strained by a drought of joy.

the very image of
the Cailleach, blight's white crone --
spring's bud blasted by
the hard wind of regret!

leave her to her bleak home
in the leaf litter, man --
a warrior should have
a beauty like sunrise.

such i tell you, old friend.
with my Druid tongue, i give
the unaccustomed lie
to king stag in his hall.

and why? for the twigs in
my crane bag have always
their alphabet of
truth, although twisted, bent

as winter's brow, as my
own hag hand. but here -- here
is what i do not say,
what i deny you, king:

that love's laughter lights her
hair, her green eye, her bird
of a soul -- firing her
brand, a star in the dark

as his arms, circling, sweep
her from the grass's green bond --
a whirl of air and sun,
desire, dream and sunrise.

no hardship can chip it --
no grief can cage a soul
fledged to freedom in the
blue with its mate soaring.

but see -- the words i twist
do not lie so much, king.
they are but a vision
if she had stayed with you.

(Ed Note: This poem is from Jenne’s upcoming album, "The Twisted Book".)

 

 

 

Celtic knot devider

About the Henge of Keltria | Henge Happenings | Keltria Journal | Membership
Bookstore | Ritual Tools | Order Form | | Links | Home


Contents of this site are © 1999, 2007 Henge of Keltria, all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.
If you are experiencing problems with this page please notify the Webmaster.
For other questions, please contact the Henge-Office