Nature touches us... she waits for that odd moment when our thoughts are elsewhere, tucked in at the corners of a neat little life. Suddenly, she not only untucks those corners, but pulls on loose threads, unravelling all we thought was 'normal' in our world.
Greenman, Jack in the Green, Cernunnos, Herne, John Barleycorn …all reference the Magickal being who is the epitome of the God of Nature. His presence is revered in all things, all sentient beings and in the changing nature of the very seasons themselves as the native Spirit of the ancient Land of Albion.
Who has not lain on their back, looking up through a canopy of leaves, to see faces show briefly before vanishing? A benign, foliate mask of leaves, his signature appearance. I have dreamed of him since childhood. He has been there for me in the tales of my lands and to me, his presence represents nature itself and its changing cycles.
And so, Lady Nature and the Greenman come to play in my dreams and psyche, along with creatures who shapeshift and change. I give you, Scraps and Wild Gatherings, the tale that gave me the title, not only to the story, but the entire collection.
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Table of Contents
5 Introduction - An Byhan Gwrannen
9 Poem – Shapeshifter
11 An Byhan Gwrannen - The Little Wren
25 Intro - Music of Padarn Woods
27 Poem – Autumn Music
29 Music of Padarn Woods
59 Introduction - Cairns and Crocus
61 Poem - The Great Unseen
63 Cairns and Crocus
83 Introduction - Dowr Koner
85 Poem - Mill Pond
87 Dowr Koner - Red River
119 Introduction - Entanglements
121 Poem - Entangled
161 Intro - The Artisan and the Raven
163 Poem - Into the Dreaming
165 The Artisan and the Raven
225 Intro - Scraps & Wild Gatherings
227 Poem - I Am
229 Scraps & Wild Gatherings
255 The End
257 About the Author