Monday, March 10, 2008

Pele, Goddess of Hawaii's Volcanoes


[Lithograph from the original oil painting by Hawaiian artist Herb Kawainui Kane]

Burning Times

In the cool of the evening they used to gather
'Neath the stars in the meadow, circle round an old oak tree
At the times appointed by the seasons of the earth
And the phases of the moon.

In the centre often stood a woman, equal with the others and respected for her worth one of the many they call the witches.

The healers and the teachers of the wisdom of the earth.

And the people grew in the knowledge she gave them
Come to heal their bodies and to make their spirits whole.
Hear them chanting, healing incantations, calling for the wise one celebrating in dance and song


There were those who came to power through domination
They were bonded in their worship of a dead man on a cross.

They sought control of the common people
By demanding allegiance through the church of Rome.

And the pope declared the inquisition
It was a war against the women whose powers they feared.

In this Haulacaust against the Nature People nine million European women died.

But the tale is told though by the hundreds holding together chose their deaths in the sea while chanting the praises of the

Mother Goddess

A refusal of betrayal, women were dieing to be free.

The earth is a witch, and the men still burn her!

Stripping her down with their mining and the Poisons Of Their Wars.

Still to us the earth is a healer, a teacher, a mother,
A weaver of the Web of Life that keeps us all alive.

She gives us the vision to see through the chaos
She gives us the courage, it is our will to survive.

- Authour unknown

Here I am at Stonehenge before they put up the barriers.

7 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Beautifully written! A good post about the state of the earth.

dragonflyfilly said...

thanks mon Kapitano; i found it in a box of stuff that is about 20 years old! -- i have a vague idea regarding from whence it came, however i don't know who "penned" it.

I heard on the news this morning that people in Toronto are raging at each other because they are running out of space as where to put all the snow. In a couple of months I suppose we will hear about yet another "March for Peace" - ironic, eh?

cheers for now,
pj

Smalltown RN said...

Hello....thanks for stopping by my blog..it't been awhile since I've visited yours...Stonehenge I wouldn't mind visiting there some day....I was reading your post of March 1...you know Oprah seems to be one who falls into a lot of those traps...but I guess when you have billions of dollars you can afford too.....nice connecting with you again...

Deb said...

It must have been so magical and wonderful to be there at Stonehenge. I gotta get there one day soon!

dragonflyfilly said...

hi smalltown rn,
yep, thanks for stopping by...it seems you are quite busy too, eh? Yes, well, while Oprah does not have to worry about losing any money, too bad she has lost some of her credibility as far as I am concerned.

Hi Deb,
nice to see you after all this time; i have been so busy i am just now getting around to checking on all my fave Blogs. Just able to visit one or two blogs at a time to catch up.

Chat soon,
pj

dragonflyfilly said...

p.s. Has anyone heard any news about young Maddy?

Getoy said...

Later, college students Patricia (Sharon Gurney) and her American boyfriend Alex (David Ladd) find the man's body on the stairwell propecia as they are exiting the station. They go to fetch help (over Alex's protestations)