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Intro: Written April 30, 2007, this piece was written with intent to “undo” the magick done three years prior.  My husband and I didn’t hate each other, didn’t want to hurt each other, but we’d have ended up doing just that if we’d forced ourselves to stay in a toxic situation.  Everyone involved was suffering and it was time to admit that we were no longer beneficial to one another.  We make better friends than spouses with one another, and though we’ve been divorced now for a while, we remain friends.  We got married on Beltane, one of the most magickal nights of the year, at twilight, on the waterfront, with both Christian and Pagan ministers.  Just after the sun had set, I glanced over my shoulder and spotted the reflection of the moon in the water… a visit from the Lady in the Lake.  Hence, it was to her I addressed the need to undo what had been done.

“Lady of the Lake”
Written by:
Wendi Friend
April 30, 2007

Lady of the Lake
Luminous Goddess of Love
I saw you…

Glowing, showing
Your power

And your glory

Deva of the waters
Goddess of emotion
Angel of devotion

I felt you
Divine and sublime

Lady of the Lake…

I hopped up and down
Fluttering my wings
Giggling, clapping

Wishing the wish
Your magick brings

Unaware

That my wish
Would be my curse

Lady of the Lake…
I wished a mistake…

And now that I’ve reached
The Sacred Three…
May the wished curse be broken

And my heart set free

 

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Intro: This piece was written April 30, 2007 – the day before my third wedding anniversary with my ex-husband.  We had been married on May 1, Beltane, one of the most magickal nights of the year.  We had both Christian and Pagan ministers perform the ceremony to accomodate both of our beliefs.  Unfortunately, the marriage was over before it began, really, and I held on for three years making every effort to turn the tides.  Finally, I realized I had done everything I could do, and staying in the relationship would only bring pain to us all, so as Beltane of 2007 came to be, I tried to honor the holiday while still recognizing that the “spell” cast at the wedding was one I was about to consciously “undo”.

“Ashes to Ashes”
Written by:
Wendi Friend
April 30, 2007

I’ll pick a flower or three
and weave them
into wreaths

I’ll braid my hair
honor the seasons
dance with the faeries

in pregnant full moon light

twirling ’round the May pole
with my skirt
flowering around me

celebrating intimacy
celebrating fertility
celebrating life

celebrating love

in its essence
not its false
and pretended

illusions

I’ll remember…
and I’ll want
to forget

and I’ll wish
to un-wish wishes
from Belatanes past

and cast the remnants
of broken dreams
into the bonfire

Ashes to ashes…

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