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On Beltane

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"See Pan the Piper dancing in the greenwood dawn...Earth, Water, Fire, Air, dancing round the Beltane", light a Beltane fire, high on the skyline" - from Ancient Dream, Aeolian Songspell

Faces bathed in dew and Druids in white before dawn at Beltane on Arthur's Seat; Jack-in-the-Green, the Queen of the May and gaily coloured ribbons; Summerisle and its sinister incantations..."groweth sed and bloweth med" and of course, "the apple tree that grew for you and me".

So many memories, some deeply personal, others from the shared, ancient gallery of the unconscious...once again, "come First of May".

See also: On Samhain.