Midsummer Prayers

Midsummer elderflower heady

In bloom, in honeyed mead

Wood silk goblet passed

Friendship hand to hand

Fingers brushing affirmations

Red sky in the river

Moon vast in the trees,

Thyme on the barrow.



Falling in love all over again

With the bee orchids,

Sky lark songs,

Poetry to the heavens,

Shimmering river magic.

All is enchantment here,

Aching, tender and wild.

Prayers for wisdom

Answered in twilight

By the effusive glow

Of a cheerful insect

Irrepressible life.


A gleaming bottom beacon

Hope in unlikely places.

Lights to follow,

Faerie-like and unruly

Through the long grass.

Going to Elfland,

Or going home,

Or both.

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, wife to the most amazing artist -Tom Brown. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

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