Song 65

Beyond the peaks of reason I enter your untameable bed

Begin my slow recognition…

WE
Are
The
ONE
Religion

&
You love me in all the ways of beautiful impossibility

&
I am your Green Man

&
I
Love your dark rebellious eyes

&
Feel
Your passionate pagan wanting

Beneath
Me

Like the roots of the great wild oak

&
My
Leaves

Rustling, rustling, rustling

My nights gone

C
R
CRAZY
Z
Y

With song

23/4/13

 Whakapapa: the line ‘beyond the peaks of reason’ is a saying of the Self (18/4/13). The line I am your Green Man’ comes from a recent dream: ‘I woke aware & startled. I was watching myself. It felt odd. How could I be separate from myself watching myself? The man I was watching was wearing green. His skin was also green. He had my face. I knew he was me’ (27/3/13). Since the dream I have been seeking to realise ‘the Green Man’ energy within me: also to understand who the Green Man is. I have been reading a wonderful book ‘Green Man: The Archetype of our Oneness with the Earth’ by William Anderson, photography by Clive Hicks. On the inside cover Anderson writes: ‘The Green Man, the primordial symbol of our unity with the natural world, the male image of our rootedness in the earth, awakens as our civilisation faces the prospect of ecological catastrophe. The Goddess, Gaia, the great Cosmic Mother, has risen from the depths of the collective unconsciousness to help us save the planet: the saving, healing archetype of the Green Man accompanies her, the male counterpart who balances and completes the transformation of our attitude to nature.’ The Green Man symbolises creativity and inspiration. He is also the Archetype of the poet: his leaves can be seen as a poet’s words. The poem is addressed to the Goddess, not as Great Mother but as the Green Mans Intimate Lover. 

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