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Greenman at Beltaine




Like antlers, do twist the forests branches
and sprouts make patterns upon the fields
He is thought of by all plants!
The birds eat the first berries of the season
and trees awaken to a warm and gentle rain
He rises with the sap!
The hedges are thick with May blossom
as the wildwoods honour its leaf-covered King
He is crowned with the leaves of the oak!
The trees are rattling as though ready for battle
guarding the grove where the Earth waits for Her lover
He burns with desire!
The land is eager for Summer’s warmth
Brown and green Earth touched by golden kiss
He shines with the sun!

(Adapted from The Greeman by Stardancer)