Let Us Take A Walk

Badb's Grove Art

That feeling
The feeling when one walks into the forest
The forest that is deep
Shadows enclose
The truth of existence wraps your essence
Arousal comes quickly here
Can you feel it?
Or are you still buried in false self?
It is the feeling of freedom
The feeling of truth
Here: You are what you truly are
Not what you wish to be
Not what you believe to be
The forest does not care
It will kill you without hesitation
Without remorse to your human beliefs
Everything here wishes you gone
Everything here is hostile
Yet, only here do I feel I belong
I feel welcomed
I feel unwelcomed
In that is the beauty of the forest
False celebrities
Royal cowards
Greedy politicians
All are naked here
There is no false worship
All are the nothingness they truly are
For he who needs society to be powerful
Is the weakest of animals
Walk into the forest
What are you now?
The smell of the swamp is inviting
Swamps are beautiful
For few tread here
Here one can be alone
Away from the lies and chaos
The copperhead that crosses my path is beautiful
We understand one another
As we respect what we truly are
The black widow that may be hiding
The hawk that screeches above
Nothing cares about your self created belief
You are naked and true
This is a place for peace and meditation
This is a place for finding and losing
Eventually the time must end
A return to the paths of concrete
The paths of slavery
This is a dog eat dog world
Yet I see few teeth
Only the noise of barking
I am sick of barking
I am intensely hungry

Invocation to Thor

Thor

Thor I invoke Thee
Guardian of the Sacred Shrine
I ask of Thee:
Heal the wounded hearts of men
Heal our bloodied hands
You who are all-generous
Heal that which is wounded
Hallow that which has been desecrated
Strong One, Bright One
Bring light to the darkness of our hearts
Cast away the shadow of despair
One Who Rides Alone
Give strength to the weak
Strength to carry the weight of this world
Give courage to the fearful
Hope to the hopeless
Oh, Terrible One
Give us righteous fury to cast down the wicked
Give us your voice of Thunder to proclaim the Truth
Give us steps of Lightning to trample the Serpent
We shall fearlessly dance in your raging storm
Great Hallower
Mighty Protector of Mankind
Bless us in our hour of need
Strengthen us in our hour of weakness
Fight with us to the Very End
I swear you will not fight alone

My Lament is Heavy

DanuArt

Do you remember?
Brother of Oak
Sister of Willow
Innocent child of Truth
Closed eyes filled with wonder
Closed mouth singing sorrow
Remembered by many
Unknown by all
Here again we stand
Please hear my call
Distance far and unknown
In my soul so close
Your ears are shut
Your eye does not see
Awake my lost brethren
Please walk with me
We wander the shore
Our hearts lost at sea
Remember what was
Scattered clan of ages past
Many are here
Please feel the call
My lament is heavy
Please remember what was…

Leaves Stir in Shadow

Oni

The Way is all ways
Yet the way is One
It is the path of beauty
Yet does not hide the unbeautiful
The Way is a poet
Ever-choosing silence over the pen
The Way is a painter
Ever-refusing to paint
The Way is a prophet
Ever-isolated
Yet ever-sharing of wisdom
The Way is a sword of power
Ever-held in a sheath of compassion
Eyes of truth
Worn upon a face of humility
The Way is a single breath
Ever-found in each breath
The Way is the Light
The Way is the Shadow
The Way is deathless
Yet only found in death
The Way is everything
The Way is nothing
The Way is Nothing

The Wild Hunt

WIldHunt

Deep in the night
When the sleeping ones sleep
Travel alone
To the darkest of groves
The owls will speak
And prey will shriek
If one listens within
Baying hounds come from without
The violent wind gusts
With the tempest horses rush
Riding ever near
Horns blow with might
Thunder pounds in your ears
Join us they say
You who are brave
The Rider has come
Spear dripping with blood
A sacrifice he demands
Blood from your veins
Without fear you must give
To be one with him
You saddle the horse
To join the ride of The Huntsman
The truth of our souls
Ecstasy unbound
Trepidation unknown
Yet those who show fear
Will never return
Haunted forever
As god’s eyes will burn
Deep in the night
If you hear the horns and the hounds
A decision must be made
To be free or be chained
To join us
To join the cavalcade
To join us
In the Wild Hunt

Lone Warrior

ValkyrSm

Odin is not my friend
Odin is failure, Odin is defeat
Odin is the blade that cut your skin
He is the risk you failed
He is the fight you lost
He is the betrayal of a comrade
The lie of a brother
The contempt of the clan
The hatred of a foe
Odin is my brother
Odin is my knee rising off the ground
Odin is blood wiped clean
Odin is a door locked, as another opens
He is wisdom gained through trial
He is strength gained through pain
He is victory taken by defeat
The passion of the horizon
The hunger to truly live
The knowledge to know what is not known
The creation of the Lone Warrior
I am him and he is me
The pack is thus One