Flora Celebrates… Litha, Summer Solstice, Midsummer (Day 3)

Hello My Lovelies,

This is the third post about Litha/Summer Solstice/Midsummer. Throughout this  week, I will be sharing some of the songs that I’ve been known to sing at this time of year as well as images, beautiful creations and snippets of wisdom appropriate for this joyful time of year.

Gaia Consort are a rather jovial and irrevivant group and once we found this rather jaunty song it became a Solstice mainstay in our celebrations. You can find Solstice Call on their album Evolve

Gaia (Gaea) ‘guy-uh’:

  • 1) The Greek Earth Goddess and Mother of the Titans
  • 2) The autopoietic superorganism that is the living biosphere

consort:’kan-soert:

  • 1) one who shares a common lot
  • 2) a ship accompanying another
  • 3) spouse / lover
  • 4) to make harmony
  • 5) a group of singers or instrumentalists performing together

Gaia Consort sounds like a movie sound track for the gathering of the tribes. Include some intelligent lyrics about evolution, sensuality, engaging the natural world, and then throw in a string trio. Imagine Ian Anderson with Peter Gabriel doing a mash-up between So and Thick as a Brick.



Solstice Call

by Gaia Consort

 

There’ll be bonfires for the Lord and Lady tonight
To celebrate summer and sing out the light

 

Starch up your linens or come without clothes
For no matter what covers we’ll dance in our bones

Come, timid young virgins and old libertines
For it’s mid-summers eve and we’ve come here to dream

 

There’ll be bonfires for the Lord and Lady tonight
To celebrate summer and sing out the light

 

Leave off your prayin’ and leave off your hate
For there are none of us sinners and none of saints

We’ll feast and we’ll dance and we’ll stay up too late
And if the Reaper comes knockin’ he’ll just have to wait!

 

There’ll be bonfires for the Lord and Lady tonight
To celebrate summer and sing out the light
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I hope you are enjoying my week of Litha and Midsummer posts. If you’d like to read any of them again, just search the tag #Litha at the bottom of the page or click on the Sabbats category.

Whatever you are up to, I hope you all have a fantastic June!


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