In misty lands that the pale moonlight brings,
There stands a tavern where it shines and it sings.
In this warm place eternal laughter does flow;
with a smile for each of the winds that will blow.
To seek this land out less must be so much more,
then set yourself free to drift to night’s shore.
The familiar road finds unfamiliar friends door,
filled with mirth, merriment, magick, and lore.
When ready to pass open wide wooden gate,
a cool wind then blows that shows one their fate.
The room there well lit by passion’s great fire,
it’s smoke will hang thick from our love’s own desire.
There in the sky dances god borealis,
and there on the bar sits the bust of the Pallas.
But never there seen is the raven of yore,
for only the wise can be king evermore.
There in the corner stands a gargoyle’s head,
where out of it’s mouth flows hot earthen lead.
Into a dirt cup it’s flow does seek end,
but as shining gold it does then transcend.
The food and the drink shared to all those around,
Not one to the other was any one bound.
With plates of clear manna that did sparkle white,
and cups of ambrosia kept full through the night.
Here pixie’s dust used in shakers to fill,
and surely dragon tails do remain in there still.
For what fool would eat from a dragon’s great tail,
only to have all of their passions fail.
Moon’s magick glow fills the room well dispersed,
While time’s wanting path remains untraversed.
The moments found here are well unrehearsed;
The truth is abound, not found interspersed.
In this place here exists just the one,
Embrace silver moon, to become golden sun.
Odal reunites ancient gods of the night,
to let us be one, so we shine with their light.
–Jeffrey Phillips Freeman
I wrote a new poem. Not surprisingly to many of you it was again inspired by the wonderful Amanda and the most recent weekend I spent with her. She had a dream of a magickal tavern she told me about when I went to see her this weekend. As we enjoyed the weekend, oddly, it seemed to only reflect the energy from her dream. The following night I had a dream of the same place as the one from her dream. I wrote this poem to represent both the feelings from this weekend that borrows elements from the dream itself.