Webs of Woven Words, Threads, Stitches and Enchantments

Saturday, June 16, 2012

MidSummer Approaches!

This is a small section, showing the Muses, of the painting, The Parnassus, by Andrea Mantegna, painted in 1497. 

Ah, this magickal time! MidSummer approaches and with it the turning of the year, the Waning time. I almost breath a sigh of relief. I am very much then waning witch. So, here is to the shorter days, the darkness coming sooner, the dark magick coming more fully alive!

The Queen of the Fay

by Jane Yolen

Four and forty are the braids
That twine about her head.
Four and forty are the maids
That wait upon her bed.
Four and forty are the bells
Upon her horse's bridle,
Four and forty are the jewels
Upon its leather saddle.
Four and forty are the babes
That she has stole away,
And countless are the princes' hearts
That she did break today.

Are you ready for the magick and the mystery? So... let it begin!

Blessings nine!


  1. Andrea Mantegna? Until my reasoning kicked in I thought we'd found a 15th C woman who'd been allowed to paint - but of course not.
    Have a lovely Solstice. xx

  2. Yes I am looking forward to the darker side of the year as well. Lovely poem! Thank you for sharing. Blessings.