Category Archives: The Sabbats and the old craft

All Seeing

Being somewhat immobile Can change beliefs where we Could walk ten miles a day perhaps And when asked perhaps not see A lot as Druids we must Set ourselves perhaps the task Of being tree like in the way We … Continue reading

Alban Hefin

Our eyes perceive such light from nature’s brush now really  everywhere the cherry green, the Copper Beech resplendent and  it be a lair of  florid fiery, fevered fashion fuller flushingly  fulfilled gnarled it be this Cherry Tree its  sweet cool … Continue reading

White Horn 13/5-9/6

The hidden thorns of love  beware Access the underworld And let’s share a parting  smile   At a sacred spring where the white thorn dances and  does bring it’s uplifting power to one and  all an open heart and  an … Continue reading

HOLLY

from tinder comes the Tinne the fire the pyre  the smithy who creates within his forge the heat its really what they do Holly comes from holy holier than thou it sprung from under  Christ’s feet  really that was how … Continue reading

Speedwell,Veronica,Gypsy Weed, Birds Eye.

From the labyrinth at The Rollright Stones the Cotswold ‘s  Order  who planted it beside the circle its what druids do   from  it’s very being there has risen Beautifully the wild plant known  as Speedwell or Veronica We be   … Continue reading

Beltane and beyond

It be the noble metaphor of life and death and further more Of when the cows were driven back to the stables in the raw State of frost and darkness with Winter on the way And Beltane represented By fantastic … Continue reading

A chat with the wild ones

As you all know I don’t Walk very far But I started talking To the creatures that are Resident outside in my garden Where They all seem to be and none of them care About whether I walk far Or … Continue reading

Simon Cotterill

The greenwood moss and emerald robe Worn by my good friend who Is a lover of great stories And of Avebury he is true To himself and to his lady The caring Ann Goldstraw Who enjoys his many outdoor pursuits … Continue reading

Mass healing HUM

Mass healing hum Sends healing all around the world A face book page Comes from the heart With souls being unfurled And shared in a group humming session A healthy energy Which brings the voice to splendour And helps us … Continue reading

Healing and humming

The lungs are amazing bellows The voice box formidably The heart and mind of believers Contrive to deliberately Create a throaty symphony A hum That becomes profound Of perfect resolution A truly lasting sound The hushed the calm the peaceful … Continue reading

The global hum

The Humming bird The noble Bee It’s tiny wings beat fabulously Creating a true upward draught Over water a tiny raft Of energy that enthuses flight Those tiny wings are out of sight But magically the hum becomes The drum … Continue reading

The Birch

Birch the silver shadowy soulful Sentinel survivor A scout that surfaces sooner Than most trees let me say It can face up to wintry wildness Being wholly versatile It grows all over the temperate zone And has done so for … Continue reading

Forsythia

Today I went for a short drive Startled then was I To that state of expectation To that flash of gold Close by And a dose of contemplation a foretaste So to be Three more snowfalls before The Winter ends … Continue reading

The Toones

The Toones I loved to hear and see A couple of Druids wild and free Dedicated and pure of thoughts A phenomenal couple and brilliant sports Easy to love easy to know When they decided to up and go I … Continue reading

The Celtic ALDER experience

18th March Celtic Tree Month ELDER Begins Although the look completely different The birch and Alder they Are based around their flowering structures The BETULACEAE Female and male flowers in the same Tree 1 cm long 6 cm male Shedding … Continue reading

Spring equinox

This years equinox the earliest SPRING For many years The last time it was this early Was 1896 Equal days and equal nights A celestial fix The sun has got his hat on And he came out today The Alder … Continue reading

Druid riders in the sky

The Druid king and biker Famous for his style His leathers and his Harley Was winning by a mile He had a go at riding A rather feisty mare He didn’t have a saddle Deciding to go bare Security at … Continue reading

Primroses

The first rose’s Primal beauty Defying the dark wood With peeping creeping blossoms Some might think Misunderstood An energy that’s feminine Venus and the Earth Rock solid and iconic Of extraordinary worth. Large patches often indicate A portal where the … Continue reading

Oestra and the woodland

A walk in the woodland With a sharp eye to see The beautiful pasqueflower Wind born and free It’s feathery sepals A sentinel who Is a signboard to Spring When the coolest of dew Hangs from the leaves It’s a … Continue reading

The magickal RUE

Healing women knew it’s cleansing Properties and they Mixed home grown Rue with Spring water To take a jinx away To also invite the peaceful Vibrations to a place Where poetry or spells are sought It’s magic to embrace A … Continue reading

Oestra

The woodland sisters Many rotating conjure light Like a shy retiring soul A nosegay of the night Pretty ornamentation Petals pearly white With a tinge of lilac And her yellow anthems bright how delicate the wind flower Each fluttering refrain … Continue reading

Silbury HILL

5000 years Up till today It has to be possible I have to say Measured in megalithic yards And witnessed then by possibly bards Who like me wrote down all that they saw The shimmering chalk rising from off the … Continue reading

My journey

Life should be magical all of the Time The turning of seasons The cycles, each rhyme Profound for its impact On ritual where I Practice the sabbats and full moons That apply Solstices and Equinoxes Life on the land The … Continue reading

ROWAN this 21st day of January (Celtic tree month)

The twenty first of January Saw the start of ROWAN’s reign Sorbus Acuparia the Mountain ash refrain As Winter retreats rapidly And the light begins to swell the sky Snowdrops push and prod and poke The goddess Brigid, shy Smith … Continue reading

Debbie

All the team are with you Though maybe you cannot see us We all have our druid robes on Taking turns to be Loving showing our respect For our dear friend Who we all love Banishing infections In haste yes … Continue reading

Imbolc

It’s all about light And the concept it brings From the sombre dusk gloaming It’s vibrancy sings The wonderful crocus and snowdrops That show Their dazzling glare Just like fresh fallen snow Foaming and waxen Fresh, as can be Imbolc … Continue reading

OUR BARD

A hooded cloak of cherry Badges everywhere A grey beard matching tousled hair A bard whose need to share Words and compositions A preamble to it all A rich continuation To the writing on the wall A soothsayer of seasons … Continue reading

Wolf moon

Packs of hungry wolves At midwinter tend to be Howling at the moon it’s said And that is why we see The first full moon Of this new year Called after their lament This a penembral Lunar eclipse Where the … Continue reading

Oghams

Oghams when recorded on bits of wood or stone Was on one edge The stem line Right left diagonally And Also on bone The upward direction A sort of a code Tribal by inflection Not middle of the road 4 … Continue reading

Debbie

A diamond plain and simple Polished facets shine Our Druid family flourishes With jewels upon the vine Like you my dear Considerate A kind heart all can see And now a trip to Guys A new year stunner obviously With … Continue reading