Pagan Life

Flora Celebrates… Litha, Summer Solstice, Midsummer (Day 8)

Hello My Lovelies,

So this is the last post in my Litha/Summer Solstice/Midsummer theme. Over past the week, I’ve been 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.

I would like to share another song and some of my favourite art with you.

First we have some beautiful paintings by Scottish artist, Julia Jeffries a.k.a. Stonemaiden Art. See her work on Facebook or etsy.

And now here’s another magical song from Damh The Bard Pipes of Pan, he says;

The idea for this song came about while I was driving across Dartmoor, and having to quickly avoid some of the local drivers. I began to wonder how long you had to live in a place before you stopped seeing the beauty that surrounded you. Before the journey stopped mattering, and the arrival was all that existed..

Pipes of Pan can be found on his album Herne’s Apprentice released 1st February, 2002


Pipes of Pan
(Damh the Bard)

Can you hear the distant thunder?
Can you see the Moon in the sky?
I can see a full horizon, the Sun raising his eye.
Arms lifted to greet the dawn,
As fiery eyes of wisdom shine,
A father dead, a Son of Suns,
A tear wiped away with a smile.

All of my life I have seen many offerings,
To the Gods and all the wonder that they hold.
But how many people really can, hear the pipes of Pan?
As they sound across our sacred land of old.

I can see a cloven hoof falling,
On the bare skin of the Earth.
I can see life returning, feel the triple One’s rebirth.
Golden light dapples across the woodland,
As the Piper dances and plays his tune.
Herne the Hunter, Horned One,
Spirit of Man to the Moon.

Can you hear the pipes of Pan
On the warm Summer breeze?
If you can, can you feel him deep within you
As he penetrates the land?
May blossom to the bee,
The nectar of love is on her skin.
Heat returns as passions rise
And Beltane’s dance begins, once again.

I hope you enjoyed 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!

By Flora

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog -

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