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Earthwizard's Realms of Faërie

January, 27, 2005

Earthwizard's Realms of Faërie

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		 Children of the Moon
	
	The Elven folk bid thee play
	upon the green, green world:
	for now come the days of old
	when gods and men in fealty lay:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	The broken earth, the frozen waste, 
	the ancient songs of light and grace, 
	the old wars of defeat, the hidden ways
	making one again the chalice and the blade:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	Each of us must look within, seek the trace
	of all the dark and lonely selves
	we left behind upon the plains of death, 
	reforge the links of destiny, unbind the dark maze:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	The Oak door stands open now
	the light of other realms is shining, 
	the blue veil comes down, the circle binding;
	spirit center bound in light, releasing all:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	
	What once was shall be again, 
	bright songs of elf and men:
	the lays of yore, the harp and chord:
	bright the turning of the starry wheel:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	The Queen of Night and Stars: Arianrhod, 
	walks abroad among her children, 
	her face shining: the light of moon and magick;
	and twinkling in her sea-grey eyes, bright Westernesse!
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	Arrayed in splendors come the Sidhe, the Faërie Tribes:
	their colors: blue, silver, and white, the light of ancient stars;
	the noble born, the holders of the keys, setting free the gates:
	the darkness turned to light, the day to night mooning:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	All past wrong forgiven now, the fight for earth begins:
	for now the gathering of elf kin and other kin, 
	the old legends, myths, and tales walk free among us:
	the dragon lore of ancient times now has a home:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	In light and trust, we seize the day, 
	the broken forge of destiny is forged again
	we mend the world’s bright heart in laughter’s art, 
	give back to earth her due, embrace the Wyrd of Love:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	
	So gather now, one and all, 
	listen well to what I say:
	for this to be you must begin to play, 
	rise up be who you are, and know your fate:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	For now, we must all decisions make, 
	the fate of earth in balance won, 
	if we the elder race can win the day, 
	hold up the banner of our faith: the Witches’ Ways embrace:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	So do not fear the coming years, 
	we must stand together in this circle, 
	back to back, our staff and wand held high
	against the fall of darkness, that surrounds us:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	For only if we know our troth, the hidden life
	revealed at last, can we begin to know again, 
	the laughter of the gods, the ancient tales renewing
	in our hearts, the tales of love and war mending:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	Therefore, stand tall, stand brave, be who you are
	embrace the power of magick in your bones
	and know the central truth of all:
	we are the Children of the Moon, Witches’ all:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	
	And, if, by chance you meet the Eldar on your way
	lift up your hands, embrace the moon, 
	know the ancient life that is our boon:
	draw down its power into your soul and sing:
	Now begins the troth of gods and men, 
	hand in hand, they brace the sun:
	Behold, the Children of the Moon return!
	
	- Earthwizard, aka, Steven Craig Hickman
	   © January 7, 2004





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