Dragon Bones

River rushing, tumbling streaming Flowing faster than your dreaming River runs between the stones Washing clean the dragon’s bones Forest crowding round the brink Will you swim or will you sink Trees and water, bones...

Mountain Breasts

Breasts rise out of the darkness Ghostly white In their transparent cover of snow mist Pointed, eager, asking for caress They stand up proud against the grey sky Soft cloud-blanket comes to wrap them warm...

Imbolc

Says it all for me …    

The Twa Magicians

A goddess-chase song. The goddess sets up tests for the god to see if he’s up for the job of her guardian. He makes it in the end but she leads him a gay old...

Dyfrig: Merlin, Demons and Ergyng

According to the Christian stories, Merlin’s mother lay with a demon, an otherworldly spirit, who fathered him upon her. The word demon has largely been dumbed down to mean something evil and out to get...

Journey with Trees

Trees for Life’s Corporate & Trusts Development Officer Joyce Gilbert trades funding application forms for a  ‘Journey of Trees’ – a Gaelic place-naming weekend of tree planting and pony trekking. Last weekend found me walking beside a couple of ponies...

Pieces of 8: by Kathryn Byrd

A beautiful poem by Kathryn Byrd … and all the pictures are by Kathryn too 🙂 Fester Frog had left his swamp That was dying and so ill He walked to the Bakers House On...

Fairy Stories are Very Ancient

Like I’ve been banging on about all my life :-), now science has found a way to prove it … and thanks to Suzi Crockford for pointing this article out. Fairy tales like Beauty and...

Irish-American Witchcraft: My American Imbolc

Good blog from fellow author Morgan Daimler. It’s really nice to know the traditions are continuing anf growing around the world. Imbolc  is a pretty big holiday for my family and one of the most...

Cairns in Britain

From what I know cairns have been built by peoples all over the world for probably hundreds of thousands of years, perhaps as long as humans have been on Planet Earth, after all their not...

Earthrise …

Sometimes, when I go to sleep at night I find myself floating in space. In front of me hangs a great blue-white jewel, like a huge agate, set on a black velvet back ground and...