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Garth admires Elaine's work at Wildways in Shropshire

All over the world members are creating wonderful projects, artwork, books, poetry and music, and this blog is a space for telling others about your work, or posting about any subject relevant to Druidry or the spiritual quest.

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monotonous days
like a forgetful lazy dog
crawling into the shadow
unsleepy lonely nights
like a fearful little mouse
hiding for the owl
but the hazy hours                   

A russet brown streak shoots out of an alleyway
almost falling over my feet a bundle of fear and curiosity.
A young urban Fox all legs and lean body
taking to his heels he flees all the while wondering
what this apparition on two legs can be.
No countryside for this fine Reynard

And enjoy the Beltane inspired presentation from Malcolm Brown.


For more of Malcolm's Celtic/Folk music visit http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic

Come yea, young maidens all,
Go gather blossoms for your hair,
Make the fellows dance and sing,
As it’s the first of May.

Come yea, young fellows all,
Go find a tree straight and tall,
Trim the branches make a top,
As it’s the first of May.

Come yea, maidens come yea all,
Gather ribbons of colours all,
Bind them together make a crown,
As it’s the first of May.

Come yea, fellows come yea all,
In the circle make a mark,
Plant the tree so straight and tall,
As it’s the first of May.

The rock set,
brother to brother,
edge to edge,
firm and solid:

Deep roots,
high peaks,
the mountain’s wisdom

Cool darkness,
soft shadows,
safe refuge
of a cave’s embrace.

The star fixed,
the bear to offer guidance.

In honor of Earth Day, we would like bring your attention to an exciting business venture from Anne Z. Parker, PhD and Karen Jarldane who have established the Boulder Centre for Master Builders.

The vision for the Boulder Centre for Master Builders is to "reveal, teach, and promote the practical understanding of Earth energies, geomancy, sacred geometry and natural geometry" with the purpose of creating "healthy, harmonized spaces for living and working and a more balanced human relationship with the natural world."

One day as I stepped out from my house
Into the dawning spring morning
And smelled the fresh rain-washed air,
And heard the melodious chorus of woodland birds -
Blackbird and wren, robin and chaffinch,
And the curious gurgling call of the young rook -
High over the rough grass of the field by my house
A skylark warbled, unseen at a great height,
Like a singer direct from heaven,
Or a friend calling me from a distance.

We would like to like to share a blog of interest from Magpie, an archaeologist, teacher , published author and Celebrant. In her blog, Magpie explores the archeological sites in Orkney and her personal spiritual connection.

Her most recent blog, "Midhowe-a contemplation of death," she explores the Midhowe chambers and comes to her own realizations about death as seen in the excerpt we now share. To read the complete blogspot and others that may be of similar interest visit http://spiritualorkney.blogspot.co.uk/

What can be worse than finding out that your friends betrayed you? You can lose them all by getting stuck in a world full of aliens who all hate you because you unleashed destruction onto their home.

Pepper Scott was a valued member of the order and a fierce supporter of the Message Board. As we spring forward, we dust off the cobwebs and find all sorts of precious items long forgotten. This is one sort of precious item sitting in the dust of the archives of the Eisteddfod Competition archives. It is a 9x9x9 poem (9 syllables, 9 lines per verse, 9 verses) for which she was famous. We offer this in memory of Pepper Scott and hope you enjoy it.