MWD: Together

My Month of Written Devotion is for the Spirit of the Santa Clara Valley


Across the Valley, Across the water
Along the line of shore or sky
Where in the waking world I ride
In dreams I walk, or fly.

The bridges yet remember trains.
The hills remember bars and parks.
The Valley weaves Her orchards
between micro-processed sparks.

I roam the memory of Land
of highways carved through astral sand
Through waters where the land has not
in dreams yet had its fill.

Where softer places shrink and grow,
only the spirit children go.
Through forest faires and drowning
carnivals, I wander still.

The winding road to ocean’s peace
beneath the towering redwood trees,
a slumbering giant, shrugs and sighs
forgetting that He’s bound.

The moonlit mountains lined with gold,
Their stories lost and left untold,
replaced by grains from far off lands
grown feral on foreign ground,

entreat in desperation mute
for aid from stronger, younger fruit
Who raise an incoherent cry
sincere, and strange, and green.

I try to understand Their pleas,
assure Them that my faith agrees
that someone must be found
of both our ways to go between.


P.S. Read Lon’s “Together”! 😀

About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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