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" Seek the truth and run from

those who claim to have found it "

after André Gide

A Poem for the Solstice

June 23rd, 2016
Sancreed Holy Well by Angie Latham http://www.celticmystery.co.uk/

Sancreed Holy Well by Angie Latham http://www.celticmystery.co.uk/

Thank you to Roselle Angwin for sharing her beautiful Solstice poem…

At Sancreed Holy Well

And you, solitary waykeeper hunched by this stile
and then again standing proud by the cloutie-well,
one among multitudes, and yet to each of you

your own song, here on this granite peninsula
at the land’s edge where you lean to the northeast
in a slant sweep, your compactness

like the people of this land, surrendering
to wind, to seafret and rainfall, to the deep
lodestones of the ores beneath your roots.

Midsummer, and your spilt five-petalled blooms
a bouquet for Her, sparks of milky light
harvested from sun, from cloud, from the misty

rains that stroll these ancient downlands.
To you, then, hawthorn, the secrets of guardianship
of this land, the protection of her sacred

waters, the wisdom of yielding to the elements
without giving up the one place
where your roots are nourished into blossom.
Roselle Angwin 2016