By Carole Weave-Lane
Upon a moonbeam the Goddess Rhiannon
Stood upon the wings of birdsong
Enchanting the rocks in the mountain to part
Liberating the wild herd
Silver flanks and manes flyin’
Hooves that pounded with ghostly precision
Silver on the wind
Wild their eyes, tails broomstick stiff
Frothing at the mouth,
Galloping down the mountain side
Through the hamlet of sightless dreamers
Snorting sea spray in the wind
Silver on the wind.
Padding on the black rocks so sharp
Leaping into oblivion
Captured by the seas so wild
a cauldron of seething ribbons
As Rhiannon flew amongst them
Drifting upon birdsong
Becoming one with the herd
All in perfect motion
riding on the waves
With haste the birds did rise, their wings all a flutter
– winging north where magic beams
Silver on the wind
Fae, the Goddess Rhiannon
who magicked a Portal ‘ere so wide,
so the mists would engulf them
With haste the wild horses did whinny
sweet sounds of joy de vivre
leaping boldly with perfect sequaciousness
silver on the wind.
C Weave-Lane, The Hidden Parchment 2011 (copyright)
Photo from the works of Aria Amanda Hannam, March 2021, used with permission.
About the author:
I live in Perth, Western Australia by the Swan River in an old home with two cats–one is Dumbledore, the other Salem. Also, Storm the female Doberman. I spend a lot of time in our huge garden beloved by two ravens and walking by the Swan River and in the Wetlands. This is where I create and dream–thus, my stories reflect this.
I have been an English teacher most of my life, transferring to Natural Therapies and Past Lives. Now in my later years, I write stories. My first one, The Hidden Parchment, was set in Bournemouth, Dorset, Cornwall, Ireland, and a little in Glastonbury (Avalon), and Rhiannon was a part of it. The Mists of Avalon led me to Glastonbury when I was living in the UK, where my daughter was born, and my passion for the Tor has remained with me, and I see Gynnn Ap Nudd sitting upon a rock, guarding the entrance to the Fey. Weave is my craft name, and it fits as I love to weave and create. Blessings on your day.