Intimations of Ancestry

In keeping with my exploration of Witches Familiars and Horned Gods, I feel this old poem of mine expresses the psychic power of their presence.

Song of the Gundestrup Cauldron


Silver Cernnunos sits in splendor
Crowned with branches of oak and hart,
Whispering a lie of immortality.
Wolf and deer gaze in wonder.

She turns the moon in her hands,
spins the bowl of blood in a silver spiral.

Silver Cernnunos looms darkly above,
Antlers stretching against the white north.
He is golden as mistletoe
Captured in oak.
He floats, a brown leaf
On silver waters.

She turns the moon in her hands
Spins the bowl of blood in a silver spiral.

A strong golden necklace
Protects the dead
On a path that is bordered
With black, waling mothers.
The Queen of Crones
Cradles the bones.
They cling
‘Til a white tree
Grows in a well.

She turns the moon in herĀ  hands
Spins the bowl of blood in a silver spiral

Backwards she walks
Down a stairway of mirrors,
A nautilus spiraling,
A maze of ancestors…
She waits in an orchard
With a sickle of silver.

She turns the moon in her hands
Spins the bowl of blood on a silver spiral

She turns the moon in her hands
Spins the bowl of blood in a silver spiral

She turns the moon in her hands…

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5 thoughts on “Intimations of Ancestry

  1. i feel more than words when i read ,i can hear music, and water dances, and when i try to take a word out of the text when i touch it in anyway it transforms into water. so i enjoy taking the words so that they become liquid. it s so much nicer than a mousetrap.the poem about silver cernunnos is great it s not written with words but with grass, stream and leaves or so it seemed to can actually see the words melt into a whole as soon as you utter them, and they form a picture and then you think you can walk in the picture and you are there.and your tarot cards brought tears to my eyes, but i don t know why yet. i also think i can forget myself in it, or drown.

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