Sisters of the Moon
Thunder rumbles across the land,
drums reverberating in the night.
I walk alone in barren fields
to join my sisters in the moonlight.
Arise, oh pagans of the north
our fevered fires burn within,
taste of honeysuckle on our lips,
the zephyr’s touch upon our skin.
Eyes scan the indigo skies,
searching for the waxing moon.
Gardens burst with pastel colors
as May gives way to bloom.
Dance, sisters, in green meadows
with crowns of flowers in our hair,
holding hands and singing songs
our voices floating in the air.
Now here comes the rain again,
trying to drown the fires within,
like the Temple of Artemis
washed away by greed and sin.
Huddled in the forest haven,
soaked by the relentless torrents,
we chant prayers of solemn thanks
until the dirge of clouds relents.
Rise up, sisters of the moon,
feel the flames within ignite,
always running wild and free
on our path to eternal light.
Colleen Keller Breuning © 2023
May 13, 2023
Happy Saturday! I was not planning on writing a piece quite like this, but believe it or not, the Green Day lyrics steered me in this fun direction. It could be also that I am in the midst of reading one of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. If you haven’t watched or read the Outlander series, you are missing out! I mean, you know…. Jamie Fraser in a kilt!!! *sigh*
If you’ve seen the show, the introduction of each episode features the mysterious Gaelic Beltane dances, which is just beautiful. The ritual dancers with long flowing dresses and candles, so very mysterious and stunning. I just let my imagination run free this week and imagined dancing in the fields with my two beautiful sisters, whom I love very much! I always feel young and invigorated when I am with them, and we always have such funny and beautiful memories to share. Love you Barb and Sarah!
This week everything seemed out of whack, work was tough and things were getting me down. Today was a rainy day, and fortunately, we had planned to go visit Mom to celebrate Mother’s Day a day early. Sarah, Chris and the kids joined us. We picked up pizza and salads and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with Mom, full of stories and laughter. I love casual get togethers like that, and for me it was a huge mood lifter! On the way home, we encountered a huge backup on the Potomac River Bridge, where Route 340 to Harpers Ferry was completely blocked and the police were diverting everyone to go south on Harper’s Ferry Road. We were stuck quite a while, and it took a long while to finally get to Purcellville. We saw many Loudoun County fire and rescue trucks heading west for what we hear was a major accident. It took us a lot longer to get home, but we were grateful to get home safely…. as some were not so fortunate apparently. Makes you count your blessings, for a small inconvenience is nothing compared to the alternative.
Wishing all you Moms of all kinds out there a very safe, happy, peaceful and restful Mother’s Day! XOXO Colleen
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 45.14 Topic: Staying Positive in a Negative World
Hard Bonus: Use any lyric from a Green Day Song – “here comes the rain again” & “always running wild and free”
Easy Bonus: Reference one of the 7 wonders of the world (modern or ancient) – Temple of Artemis