The Buried Moon

December 27, 2007

Once upon a  midnight time
Once upon a midnight time
Moon Goddess come
Moon Goddess come
Come silvery
Come silvery
Come silvery down
To the darking sky

But got caught upon a snag
A twisting and a holding snag
A-holding her
A snag of Time
A snag of Lies
Forgotten lies
Forgotten lies
Moon Goddess  pull
Moon Goddess pull
Pull away to freedom
Pull away to freedom
Pull away
Pull away
But snag hold  her
Hold her in his power
She cannot get away
She cannot get away

Moon Goddess sad
Moon Goddess sad now
Her head low down
Her head low down

But now a human man come
Now a human man come
A good man
But he lost
He lost the way
And crazy
She shine her  silvery
She shake her silvery
Shimmer hair shimmer light
She show him shine
She show him ways
She show him ways
He leave her  there
He leave her there
Beneath a stone
Beneath a stone
And she moan lady moan
Lady Moon moan
Moan in the dark
In the darking, moan
But now a new  time come
Now a new time come
And the good man he no more lost
Afore he remember
He remember
Heremember
Heremember the silver
The silver shine a-lighting
Alighting up the sky
He take the  people by the hand
He take the people by the hand
"There is a light," he say
"A shimmering, a silvery
"She set me free
"She set me free
"She set me free!"
And then the  womon of the world
Rised up
Rise the daughters of the moon
All all rise up
And make a cry:
"Wise woman  know
"Wise womon know moon magic
"She point the way
"She point the way in
" ‘Go within’ she say
" ‘ And find the stone
" ‘And find the stone…’ "
We go all we  go
To find the stone
To find the stone
LIFT UP THE  STONE AND FREE THE MOON
LIFT UP THE STONE AND FREE THE MOON
LIFT UP THE STONE AND FREE THE MOON
She shine  silvery
She shine silvery up
Silvery up
To the darking sky
She silver fly
She silver fly
She silver fly…
   

by Shekhinah Mountainwater
copyright 1977
Shekhinah Mountainwater
All rights reserved
Based on the traditional
English fairytale.
This  poetry is part of a longer work
that includes sung verses
and has been expanded into
a ritual theatre piece
called "A Faery Ritual to
Change the world,"
designed for full group
participation.

From Moonspell Library

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