The Lord and Lady at #Beltane

Here’s a short film of extracted scenes from my first-ever live performance!  I did a song, story and poem all based around the Beltane theme at the Muddy Clearing Arty Party in Eastbourne, organised by The (fabulous) Binnie Sisters and friends for the Eastbourne Festival.

Just click here and it will download.

To hear the story in full – you should’ve been there!  😉  But here’s the full text of the poem:

Fertile Forces

At Beltaine,

Heaven

Kisses

Earth:

He reaches to enfold

Her great, round body

in His Embrace.

His Light

envelops

and

caresses

the fullness of Her flesh

Until each

particle

of dust

is drenched

with

new life

and

He flows

like

a fountain

through Her

in Her

from Her…

 In this moment

Eternity

is

Here:

Complete

in the

Spiral

of

Spirit

and

Clay

Unfurling

in the

Unending Union of One –

Mysterious Love

Blossoms

into Being;

Passionate desires

made

manifest

in Truth.

 

A World Awakes

in Joyful Bloom.

The Beltane story has a lot to teach us about the relationship between love, life and creativity.

Celebrate the love of the Lord and Lady as you walk among the bluebells, eat wild-food salads, and dance the Maypole this weekend.

I’ll be feeling the love of the Green Man and the Green Mama tomorrow at Jack-in-the-Green, Hastings.

Beltane Blessings!

🙂

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2 thoughts on “The Lord and Lady at #Beltane

  1. Superb! Really good presentation and you’ve got a nice voice too. You should definitely do more of this. You didn’t seem nervous at all out there, but then we know from early experiences that outside appearances don’t always reflect what’s going inside!

    1. Ah thanks for this lovely feedback! 🙂 I absolutely love the art of performance storytelling and the craft of putting a tale together from all my research into the seasonal mythologies. I am definitely looking for opportunities to do it more, and we’ve just set up a performance storytelling cooperative in Eastbourne for that very purpose, the Phoenix Storytellers.

      I try not to get too nervous, treating it like a meditation and trying not to overthink it. It’s when I start thinking too much that I forget where I am!

      Blessings xx

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