Midwinter

Feel us now, we are the stars
Feel us now, we are the sea
Feel us now as the magic flowing within your heart
We are the wind that kisses the trees

We come softly through the night
As evening falls behind us
Our footsteps leave no mark upon the snow
Let your spirit go, it will find us

We come adorned in spider web and dew
Through woodland to the meadow
We come luminous and bright
Dancing with the light and the shadow…

The winter moon is calling us to play
A sacred light to guide us
The wild music leads us in a trance
Spinning to the dances inside us
The air is cold and echoes with the sound
Of laughter rising higher

We weave a music curiously pure
A crystal song suspended
We fly on wings diaphanous as light
Dancing till the long night is ended
We come ancient as the moon
As new as every season
We come as fire, as icicle, as leaf
Suspend your disbelief and your reason

Feel us now surrounding you
We are the wind that kisses the trees
Feel us now inside of you
A fairy heart that’s guiding you home….

 

 

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When The Wind Stops

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Title: When the Wind Stops

Author: Charlotte Zolotow

Illustrator:Stefano Vitale

Age Range: 4-8 years old

Paperback: 32 pages

Themes: Circle of life, Cycles, Seasons

SYNOPSIS:

Where does the wind go when it stops?

When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop-it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else.

Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold back upon the sea to become new waves, and the day moves on to make way for the night, bringing the darkness and stars for the little boy to dream in.

Charlotte Zolotow’s lyrical prose and Stefano Vitale’s rich illustrations make this a beautiful celebration of the cycle of life.

Fairy NightSongs

(Gary Stadler)

Dancing a spiral we sing unaware
On fairy night wings our songs fill the air
Making a circle of magic and light
Watched silently by the Fey of the night

Our hearts full of love and our arms open wide
We hold the key to the fairies delight
Song in our hearts belong in the air
The words of our wisdom we bring forth to share

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The Land Beside the Sea

The land beside the sea lies prisoned in the snow.
Along the frozen shore, chill winds of winter blow.
Dawn creeps across the sky, but still the light is gray.
And swiftly falls the dark, until the shortest day.

But gentle comes the breeze across the western sea.
To warm the sleeping earth and waken branch and tree.
Green grow the leaves at last in sudden joyful spring.
As oak and apple bloom and all the small birds sing.

So welcome to the New Year, as the old year dies.
And winter falls away, so summer’s sun may rise.
Joy fills your hearts and homes, as brightness fills the day.
And hope and love forever, drive the dark away.

Listen:

http://www.ramblemuse.com/land_beside_sea.html

Sheet Music:

http://www.firecirclechants.com/sheetmusic/breton-carol.pdf

 

Weaving the Summer

Song: Weaving The Summer
Artist: Spiral Dance
Album: The Quickening

Hail to the summer
Hail to the summer
The season that drives
The cold winter away

Hail to the summer
Hail to the summer
Light your bonfire
Today is Beltane

High on mount Caburn
We look down on tolkien land
The mist rolls away
Catch the sun on the sea

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Wake Skadi

 

Song: Wake Skadi
Artist: Hagalaz’ Runedance
Album: Volven

In the winter mountains high,
Where avalanches roar and frozen lakes sigh
The sough of the wind to hear
The howl of the wolves sweet tune to her ear
Wake Skadi, come patroness
Guide me through your crystal woods

Silvery goddess of the snow,
Your shining beauty melts the cold
Dress me in your white shawl
Kindle my fierce passions
Wake Skadi, proud northern giantess
I invoke your strength

Mistress of the hunt,
Raise the spirit of freedom
Led your sisters into the chase,
Arouse their untamed nature
Wake Skadi; light the flames of courage,
Wake your sisters’ will to fight

Sister of wolves,
Seek your companions
You heard the call of the wild
I summon your instinct
Wake Skadi, defend your kind
Guard them from the hateful hand of the blind

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NOTES

Wikipedia information about Skadi