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Milk and honey

Milk and honey.Gold on white. A cup for BraintA bowl for the Tylwyth teg. Milk and honey.Whispers on the wind. Sage and rosemary,Anise and lavender. A cup for CerridwenA bowl for the Fair folk. Broom and meadowsweetGold on pale pink A cup for BlodeueddA loaf of bread for Lleu. Mead and silver,Wine and amber, AContinue reading “Milk and honey”

Cerridwen/ I was there

I was there, when Gwydion conjured a woman of flowers.I was there, when the cauldron boiled, when oak flowers, meadowsweet and broom entranced the woods with their fragrance.I was there, when in smoke and vapour there rose a maiden no one could rival.I was there, though I could not prevent it, and yet – IContinue reading “Cerridwen/ I was there”

Ceridwen/ Path of the witch

Gathering herbs till dark,Picking flowers at noon,The cauldron of Annwfn awaits.Cerridwen’s voice flies far The knowledge will weigh you down,Of pain will your fingers bleed,The time will make you awareOf the effort and promise to keep While women weave their threads,While men fight and babies weep,You follow the darkened pathsThrough mist and into the deep.Continue reading “Ceridwen/ Path of the witch”

Mother of stars/ The witch

Hail, Cerridwen,Mother of stars,Queen of herbs,Lady of magic! To you I come nowWhen my heart is in turmoil,When my body is weakWhen my mind is uneasy. Grant me your wisdom,So I can be healed,Grant me your patience,So I can believe. Here I stand, mighty Mother,Your daughter- once and for all,By your fuming cauldronWhere the AwenContinue reading “Mother of stars/ The witch”

Cerridwen’s lullaby

When you grow old, my Gwion BachMy face will be forgotten.But Cerridwen’s name, my Gwion Bach,Will bleed and bloom till autumn. When time is nigh, my Gwion Bach,Your fame will shine on pages,But keep in mind, my Gwion Bach:Life’s full of fools and sages. When praise is high, my Gwion Bach,Don’t listen to its sweetness,ForContinue reading “Cerridwen’s lullaby”

Blessing of the plants/ Cerridwen’s song #2

I blessing give of all that grows, Of ancient wisdom of the root, Of sacred knowledge of the stem, Of beauty hidden in the leaf. I give you blessing of the twelve That strengthen, nourish, Calm and teach, Of sacred herbs of magic Lore. To thee I give the heather sweet To celebrate the Awen’sContinue reading “Blessing of the plants/ Cerridwen’s song #2”

Blessing of the stars/Cerridwen’s Song #1

Blessing of the stars I give you, Blessing of the moon. Oh my child, fast asleep, Child reborn, child of magic, My radiant child, cauldron born. Blessing of the sun I give you, Blessing of the clouds. My child, my wondrous child, Who bears no name and all names, My child of tears and joy.Continue reading “Blessing of the stars/Cerridwen’s Song #1”