The Return of the Son

For three days
she journeyed there
and for three days
journeyed back

to return a lost son
to return a lost brother
and I alone stand witness
at the standing stone

that might have been
placed here for this day
as his golden rays shine
over the marshland.

How did she win him
back from Winter’s King?
That is for her alone to know
and the birds who sing.

This poem is a follow up of my poem ‘I light a candle for Epona‘ based on the journey of the Great Mare to the Otherworld to win back her lost son. I linked this to my brother’s period of hospitalisation. I’m glad to say he is back now and on the road to recovery so many thanks to the mare goddess and to those who sent good wishes and lit candles.

The photographs are of the sun beginning to set over the winter solstice stone at the stone circle at Brockholes Nature Reserve and over the visitor village and Meadow Lake.

4 thoughts on “The Return of the Son

  1. Thornsilver says:

    I’m so happy your brother is doing well! I’ve been keeping you both in my thoughts. Beautiful poem as well. I’ve been feeling the call to grow closer to the Mare Goddesses and your thoughts on Them have helped me do so I think. 🙂

  2. Greg Hill says:

    Good news about your brother.

    – ” and for the birds who sing” yes! – and may the return of birdsong as the year awakens bring back health and wholeness to us all!

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