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Autumn Equinox Poetry

Autumn Equinox Ritual
21 September 1997

Indiana Pagan Resource Network

Lamplight glimmers in darkened rooms
And you fold your hands across a swelling belly

Cradling the fruits of your labor.

The rich scent of new-mown hay, the dark Earth beneath it

Where seeds that fall soon deeply sleep

Here as we move towards the darkness of Samhain

The shadow that brings the light of Yule

Teach us to be willing to pause for a moment

To reflect on the season of growth

The crisp bite of air and the comfort of firelight and shadow.

Demeter, Isis, Arianrhod, Inanna, Freya,

Mother of Shadows,

Welcome!

Smoke hangs like haze over harvested fields
The gold of stubble, the brown of turned earth

And you walk under the red light of fall

The scent of fallen apples, the dust of threshed grain

The sharp, gentle chill of fall.

Here as we move into the shadows of autumn

The night that brings the morning of spring

Come to us, Lord of Harvest

Teach us to be thankful for the gifts you bring us

The bounty of your sacrifice

The warmth and the light of friends gathered around the bounty of the earth.

Dionysus, Osiris, Cernunnos, Dumuzi, Frey,

Lord of the grain,

Welcome!

Hoof and horn, hoof and horn;
All that dies shall be reborn!

Corn and grain, corn and grain,

All that dies shall live again!

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