Category: Pagan Poetry

  • One day my soul just opened up

    One day my soul just opened up

    One day my soul just opened up
    and things started happening
    things I can’t quite explain
    I mean
    I cried and cried like never before
    I cried tears of ten thousand mothers
    I couldn’t even feel anything because
    I cried ‘til I was numb.

    One day my soul just opened up
    I felt this overwhelming pride
    what I was proud of only God knows!
    Like the pride of a hundred thousand fathers
    basking in the glory of their newborn sons
    I was grinning from ear to ear!

    One day my soul just opened up I started laughing
    and I laughed for what seemed like forever
    wasn’t nothing particularly funny going on but I laughed anyhow
    I laughed the joy of a million children playing in the mud
    I laughed until my sides ached
    Oh God! It felt so good!

    One day, my soul just opened up
    There were revelations, annihilations, and resolutions
    feelings of doubt and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness
    memories of things I’d seen and done before
    of places I’d been, although I didn’t know when
    there were lives I’d lived
    people I’d loved
    battles I’d fought
    victories I’d won
    and wars I’d lost.

    One day, my soul just opened up
    and out poured all things
    I’d been hiding
    and denying
    and living through
    that had just happened moments before.

    One day, my soul just opened up
    and I decided
    I was good and ready!
    I was good and ready
    to surrender my life to God.

    So, with my soul wide open,
    I sat down
    wrote Her a note
    and told her so.

    Iyanla Vanzant, 1998, “One Day My Soul Just Opened Up” Published by Touchstone

  • Pagan Poetry

    Pagan Poetry

    An old favorite of mine that I happily share with you. Some of the best Pagan literature came out of Green Egg and much of it lives on in canon now. (more…)

  • Spring’s Promise

    Spring’s Promise

    At last in the area of Central California where I live, far up into the mountains of the El Dorado National Forest, we feel the touch of Spring. Although we have had snow in June before, by this time, we usually accept that the threat is gone and the biting chill in the air gives way to fragrant and fresh mountain air. The active time of the year begins and we feel the stirrings of new life and new beginnings within. (more…)

  • A Beltane Ritual Salute

    A Beltane Ritual Salute


    In this salute, a group leader and representatives of the Earth, Air, Fire, and Water quarters participate in a round of  enthusiastic blessings for the high holiday of Beltane. Our group uses it to start the Beltane ritual and get it off to a strong energy launch. (more…)

  • An Ostara Blessing

    An Ostara Blessing

    To the seasons of life and beginnings

    To the egg, the bud, and the seed

    To a successful harvest yet to come

    And the meeting of every need

    Ita fiat!

    To all earth’s beings great and small

    To promise of blessings to be

    We lift our cup in sacred praise

    And honor results we can’t yet see.

    Ita fiat!

    We plant our seeds; they germinate

    In our hearts and in our minds

    They manifest in reality

    And The Gods respond in kind.

    Ita fiat!

    Our seeds prosper and grow to greatest good

    With the care and love we give

    With the blessings of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air

    A better life to live!

    Ita fiat!

    We ask the Ancient Ones of old

    The Lord and Lady of the Field

    To bless our harvest in this seed

    The best results to yield.

    Ita fiat!