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CONTINENTAL ISOLATION

On a hemisphere that’s been turned around
It is hard to find our own sacred ground
Knowing our blood has been flowing from land never seen
From a Northern line to a Southern birth
I have memories of a different Earth
Whether it’s Summer or Winter in June
We all draw our power from the same Moon
On the eve of Samhain
When the twilight called her mother cried
On the eve of Samhain
A door opened wide
On the eve of Samhain
When the twilight called her mother cried
And from the sea
Came an ancient memory
And from the sea
Came an ancient memory
And from the sea
Came an ancient memory
It was the mirror of her ancestry

 Does our ebbing tide cover Northern rocks?
Is the ocean still at each Equinox?
Is it the Moon that is breathing this tide in our veins?
When your Samhain shines we have Beltaine bright

And our longest day is your longest night
Solstices swapping to stress to this nation
It’s continental isolation
On the eve of Samhain
A door opened wide
On the eve of Samhain
When the twilight called her mother cried
And from the sea
Came an ancient memory
And from the sea
Came an ancient memory
And from the sea
Came an ancient memory
It was the mirror of her ancestry

 

 

SIRENS

I am doomed

Doomed to hear

Voices other people fear

I am doomed

From above

Some god has doomed me to love

 

Tie me tightly

Honey toned sirens are beckoning

Almost nightly they sing

 

Come near come near

Lovelier music you’ll never hear

To you alone

We call to grace our meadow of bone

 

I have lived

I have died

Now that I’ve heard them my soul has cried

I have dreams

Dreams of pain

Knowing I’ll hear them again

 

Tightly bind me

Sirens of sorrow and suffering

Always find me and sing

 

Come near come near

Lovelier music you’ll never hear

To you alone

We call to grace our meadow of bone

 

 

CHARIOT

 

He rode a chariot

Too fast to capture

I was pinned to the ground

I would have sunk deeper

Had not the Earth’s surface

Prevented my falling

He may have been calling

But a woman can’t fly!

 

Drive into the velvet night

With your eyes aflame

And your soul alight

Drive, kissing the crystal dome

Leaving me all alone

To taste the breathing sky

Stars and Moon separate

Why try to imitate

Sweet Earthbound lovers when I

Lying here willingly

Witness you filling me

With sweeter heaven’s sigh

 

He blew a trumpet

A trumpet of victory

I sang a soft song

A song that can mesmerize

Siren song softly

You’re tempting a lover

And all under cover

Of waxing moon sky

 

Drive into the crying night

Where the air is cold

And the cosmos bright

Drive, too far away from me

Just like a memory

That skids across my eyes

Eternal energy

Will horses carry me

Closer to your skies?

Two creatures leading you

It’s not a simple thing to do

To balance black and white.

 

 

DEMIGOD

 

When your wishes fall like dew

From a forbidding moon and rise in steam

Before a calling sun, then trust me darling

Life has just begun

 

When each sense seems sweetly sick

From overladen joy and life feels thick

To even honey touch

Lie with me in meadows sweet

I’ll offer you much

Much much more

 

I’ll be your Empress

And you will love me

I’ll wear scattered roses on my dress

With you above me

All that was night will be achingly bright

And the sky will be blue

And we’ll live Dionysian dreams

You never imagined would come true

 

 

And when you have satiated

Every mortal sense and life seems weighted

With a sweet ennui

Then rise above and take a cue from me

Pour the wine of dreams erotic

And you’ll transcend what was once exotic

To a higher plane

Where you can be a demigod

Again and again and again and again

 

I’ll be your Empress

And when you’re longing

You will be welcome in my garden of excess

And we’d belong in eternal rapture and

Darling I’d capture the Moon and the sea

And more than this we’d exist

In the lap of the gods

In ecstasy

 

 

CHILD THE FIRST

 

And now you’re here

And now you’re strong

With mind of sword

And power of wand

Each sense a coin to spend along

The path that you’ve been set upon

 

And now you’re here

With eyes as true

As sun is gold

Or ocean blue

And all is bright and all is new

Magician Child in front of you

 

You drip with my blood

It’s an offering

You slip through my water

A softening

Of all that’s before me

And all is before you

Child The First

 

And you are ability

And you are dexterity

You’re pure possibility

And Magic, and Alchemy

And you will be changed

But changing, change destiny

And you, you can do anything

Anything

Everything

Child The First

 

PROMETHEUS

 

So, you’ve come again

Tear me with talons and slap me with feathers

Once, I could depend

On death, my friend

So, you’ve come again

Time becomes reckoned on wings that are beating

And the day begins screaming

 

I am still here

A thousand years

I am still here

A thousand deaths

I am still here

So hear me cry

Feed on me feed on me feed on me

But promise me I’ll die

For the last time

 

Ocean’s endless time

Eats at the Earth and the rock and my memory

I recall the crime

The clay

The fire

Man, I made divine

Curses mortality, yearning eternal

But immortal I’m screaming

 

I am still here

A thousand years

I am still here

A thousand deaths

I am still here

So hear me cry

Feed on me feed on me feed on me

But promise me I’ll die

For the last time

 

So, you’ve come again

Flight of the eagle that rises totemic

Do I fear the pain

Or the weakness?

So you’ve come again

Now that my nightmare has patched me together

I can die again

Screaming

 

I am still here

A thousand years

I am still here

A thousand deaths

I am still here

So hear me cry

Feed on me feed on me feed on me

But promise me I’ll die

For the last time

 

BELTANE

 

Take a step beyond the circle

Light entices,

But passion is tempered with fear

Of somehow being mistaken

Trust me, I’m feeling my senses awaken

 

All that is real we have yet to discover

So be my lover

Days will echo

And rapturous night we will slowly uncover

When you’re my lover

Reason will dance like a fool

 

I feel I have stepped beyond the circle

Through the centre of a star

I feel I could glide effortlessly

To live within the same dream you are

 

Take the kiss anticipated

With a summer each sound separated

And take your past

But hold it lightly

Memory’s heavy if it’s held too tightly

 

All that is real we have yet to discover

So be my lover

Days will echo

And rapturous night we will slowly uncover

When you’re my lover

Reason will dance like a fool

 

I feel as light as a feather

Nothing’s holding me together now

I feel I have stepped beyond a mountain

And have landed on a cloud

 

ODYSSEY

 

Lonely the ship that’s in search of a home

Lonely the hunter who’s stalking the day

Lonely the sea we eternally roam

Loneliest now as we sail away

 

These are the times when you taste of your soul

Tossed on an ocean and driven by need

Pain in escaping, or reaching your goal

Drink of the blood and you’ll certainly bleed

 

So like Odysseus

Travel the wine faced sea

Guided by longing

Haunted by memory

I, like Calypso, will offer ambrosial night

 

Brave are the nameless in search of a name

Brave the explorer who journeys inside

Brave are the aimless in search of an aim

Bravest are those who let love be their guide

 

These are the times when you taste of your soul

Tossed on an ocean and driven by need

Pain in escaping, or reaching your goal

Drink of the blood and you’ll certainly bleed

 

So like Odysseus

Travel the wine faced sea

Guided by longing

Haunted by memory

I, like Calypso, will offer ambrosial night

 

 

SELINE OF THE INFINITE SOLUTION

 

Take me to another place

Where I’ll no longer hurt

When friends throw dirt

Into my face

Take me to another time

When what has been before

I can ignore and leave behind

 

Seline of the infinite solution

Control my confusion

And save me from wandering

Now that I’ve ascended the tower

Please give me the power to scream

 

Lead me to the darkened night

Where I’ll at least be blind

To what I’d find in brighter light

Lead me from this lunacy

Where I can still pretend

To love a friend betraying me

 

Seline of the infinite solution

Control my confusion

And save me from wandering

Now that I’ve ascended the tower

Please give me the power to scream

 

Take me now

Far away

Take me over mountains glazed in sliver shadows

Take me now

To a field

Where I’ll dance in circles spinning widdershins

 

Seline of the infinite solution

Control the intrusion

Of monstrous seas of human faces

Light from you will soon disempower

The minds that devour my dreams

PSYCHE’S SISTERS

 

Beware the people who tell you you’re beautiful

Beauty more golden than Venus’s faded immortality

Beware of their sighs

Beware the people who whisper your voice is more liquid than silver

And tempting as only the sirens could be

They’re telling you lies

Ask what they’re seeking and hope that today you are wise

 

Then turn, turn from their eyes

They’re telling you lies

Turn, turn from their eyes

The tender soul cries

Turn, turn from their eyes

They’re thieves in disguise

 

Beware the people who listen to oracles

Words can be shifted

And truths can be twisted and strangely denied.

Beware their advice

Beware the people who dress you in finery

Follow processionally

Knowing that Death will be claiming his bride

They’re telling you lies

Ask what they’re seeking and hope that today you are wise.

 

Then turn, turn from their eyes

They’re telling you lies

Turn, turn from their eyes

The tender soul cries

Turn, turn from their eyes

They’re thieves in disguise

 

Beware the women who come dressed in finery

Dripping in flattery

Planting the seed of the poison tree

Beware their disguise

Beware the women who tell you your love can be

Only a sorrow

And beauty’s tomorrow shines monstrously

They’re telling you lies

Watch them descending and hope that uncertainly dies

 

Why do you come here and question my joy?

Why do you plant in my heart a disease?

Why do you smile at those you destroy?

Why do I listen to people like these?

Why am I part of the plans they devise?

They’re thieves in disguise.

 

FALLING BEHIND ME

 

Falling behind me

I feel the shadow

Aching its fingers

Into the places I had hoped to keep a dreamworld

But nothing’s safe

No, not from this

I have not stumbled

But I have swallowed the abyss

I’m empty now

Pure emptiness

There’s nothing left

I’ll just go to sleep now

 

ZERO

 

Rise softly eastern sky

Gateway to an inner world

Open the day and close the night

And life will flow through you

Now I see before me swirling element of Air

A purple sky to kiss the night goodbye and there,

The winds of birth, of change flow gently through my hair

 

All space is here all time is now

 

Burn brightly Northern Sky

Summer blue and glorious

A zenith sun ignites your eye

And fire flows through you

Now I feel before me before me warming mind and soul and skin

The cosmic fire fuels the fire deep within

With wand in hand beneath the Summer flames I’ll sing

 

All space is here all time is now

 

Melt slowly Western sky

Backdrop to this shadow world

All life is danced before your eyes

And night, it flows through you

Now I see before me curved horizon like a cup

To catch the twilight that the sky is giving up

And love and pain and hope and fear and joy erupt

 

All space is here all time is now

 

Shine coldly Southern sky

Winter night so beautiful

A waning moon, embroidered stars

To navigate the winter

Now I hear before me silence old and cold and clear

A hermit song, a sigh of earth of passing years

But winter sun, you offer so much more than fear

 

All space is here, all time is now

 

So cosmic universe, spiralling here with us

Everything you know,

Sky above and Earth below

Open each door and the elements four

Will join hand, and they’ll dance in a zero

 

 

FROST AT MIDNIGHT

 

 

 

I kiss the sky

Where the ravens fly

Knowing that some day

I will fly there too

Indigo blue

Tell me what I hope is true

‘Cos I hear

Drawing near

What I fear, they’re calling

Telling me the sky is falling

 

 

 

Death comes to me

As beautifully

As night flows slowly through twilight’s door

And gallop in the Four

And gallop in the Four

And gallop in the Four

 

 

 

I kiss the sea

Neptune will you welcome me

When my soul is free

To swim alone

Wrap me in foam

I will drown in depths unknown

As your bride I’ll abide

In your widest ocean

Dressed in white to sing devotion

 

 

 

Death comes to me

As seductively

As ocean kissing a sighing shore

And gallop in the Four

And gallop in the Four

And gallop in the Four

 

 

 

I kiss the Earth

Mother or eternal birth

You may have my first breath and my last

Where in your past

Was the line of my life cast?

As you reel me in

Feel me

I’m stealing time

I try to break this mortal line

 

 

 

But Death comes to me

As incessantly

As frost at midnight in winter’s core

And gallop in the Four

And gallop in the Four

And gallop in the Four