Mother Ann Lee of the Shakers
Who “Walked with Jesus as if with a lover”
The Marriage of Psyche
He has married me with a ring, a ring of bright water
travel from the heart of the sea,
He has married me with a ring of light,
Broadcast on the swift river.
He has married me with the
Too dazzling to see, traced in summer sky.
He has crowned
me with the wreath of white cloud
That gathers on the snowy summit of the
Ringed me round with the world-circling wind,
Bound me to
the whirlwind’s centre.
He has married me with the orbit of the
And with the boundless circle of the stars
With the orbits that
measure years, months, days, and nights,
Set the tides
Command the winds to travel or be at rest.
At the ring’s centre
Spirit or angel troubling the still
Causality not in nature,
Finger’s touch that summons at a point,
Stars and planets, life and light
Or gathers cloud about an
apex of cold,
Transcendent touch of love summons my world to being.
By John o'Donohue
Beannacht (for Josie)
On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
May the clay dance
to balance you.
And when your
The gray window
And the ghost of loss
May a flock of colours,
Indigo, red, green
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.
When the canvas
In the curach of thought
And a stain of ocean
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow
To bring you safely home.
May the nourishment of the earth
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the
ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.
may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
To mind your life.
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another
glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.
The Bible 1 Corinthians 15.41
Auguries of Innocence By William Blake
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an
The Many Amazing Indormidable Faces of Violet Olive
The goddess of the moon
Morgan with her runes
by Lancelot’s side
Merlin’s secret crystal bride
Theatres mother wise
Mr Shakespeare's loyal child
Mother Nature, Goddess
Earth, Air, Water, Fire