Saturday, 7 May 2011

The Rites of May............ Beltane


I am Aradia:
Daughter of the sea, and daughter of the wind;
Daughter of the Sun, and daughter of the Moon;
Daughter of the dawn, and daughter of the sunset.
Daughter of the night, and daughter of the mountains.
I have sung the song of the sea,
And I have listened to the sighing of the wind.
I have heard the hidden secrets of the Sun,
And I have drunk of the tears of the Moon.
I have seen the beauty of the dawn,
And I have seen the sorrow of the sunset.
I have lain 'neath the darkest dark of the night,
And I have beheld the might of the mountains.
For I am stronger than the sea, and freer than the wind.
I am brighter than the Sun, and more changing than the Moon.
I am the hope of the dawn, and the peace of the sunset.
I am more mysterious than the night, and older than the mountains.
Older than time itself;
For I am She who was, who is, and who will be:
For I am Aradia.
Come, my chosen one, come, my lover

When the wind blows warm and perfumed across the meadows, and bird song moves the air in tremors of song which of us can resist spending time in the company of the Goddess.
Lynn xxx
 


18 comments:

sarah said...

Lovely! Blessings to you.

flowers on my table said...

Lovely Lynne.Hope you had a lovely Easter break, love Linda x

north pal said...

beautiful! think i will make a copy of it and put it in my quotes book. i started quotes, writing phrases and quotes and good sayings from movies that i like. don't know how long i have been that,but terribly interesting to go back over and reread them. have a good weekend. Bestest,Denise

JessiVille said...

A beautiful post...

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh Lynn this is so beautiful, thank you for posting it, I was swept off on that self same warm scented breeze.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Sarah x

ps did I see you on Dr Who last night? tee hee, you Sea Angel!

manon 21 said...

Merci pour ces belles paroles.

Bon dimanche.

A kiss of Provence.

Manon

Michelle said...

Beautiful x

Sandie's Patch said...

Lovely post!

Sandie xx

Madelief said...

Dear Lynn,

Is it a poem or part of a story?! It's simply beautiful!!

Beautiful flowers from your garden :-)

Lieve groet & happy new week,

Madelief

Lisa said...

Enchanting Lynne. It's always a delight to stop by and see you!

Best wishes, Lisa

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I loved this post, the poetry is beautiful. Blessed Be, Love, Linda

layers said...

It is so nice to see your spring colors and flowers-- we have not had spring here yet... in the Pacific NW.

The Fairy Glade said...

Hello Lynne, where did these beautiful words come from...did you write them perhaps? Dev x

Bleudelavande said...

Ooohh such wonderful poem!!!!You have a wonderful soul!!!!
Have a nice afternoon

Martine said...

Just had a beautiful moment reading your post, amitiƩ, Martine

Yonks said...

This is lovely - Beltane is my favourite time of year. It also coincides with my birthday so double celebration.

With Love
Dianne
YONKS

vicki said...

Lynn- your beautiful words sing to me- an ode to spring- a lyrical message of beauty. So very lovely--
Vicki

Sher said...

beautiful! did you write that? I write poetry too. Do have any published. I'm afraid to post mine on my blog since I haven't gotten them copyrighted.