Aradia, I listened to you speak
You told me about your Mother.
Diana, bathed in her beauty.
All can see her shining glory
We can be enlightened by Her
Following the old Natural Path.
Creb told us to be aware of
Unusual sights on this Path.
I see your Mother most nights.
Close to Imbloc’s Boney Wolf
Diana appeared most beautiful
Cloaked in rare radiant raiment.
She often appears unclothed, skyclad;
Sometimes she wears a rainbow dress.
But when the Boney Wolf approached
Diana wore a flowing white sheer gown
That I’ve never seen before this

As beautiful as it was wondrous.
I would not have believed my eyes beheld
But the other folks saw Her splendor too
Something visible to us all not seen before
This confirmation is much more likely real
Than the patriarchs unmanifest and invisible.
I believe in the beauty that I can feel and see.

 

 

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Walter Birdwell

Born in Missouri in 1942, Walter Birdwell graduated from the University of Missouri in 1964 with a BA in creative writing. Immediately enlisted in the US army to avoid the draft and was in the US army from 1964 to 1967. Married Yolanda Garza a month after discharge from the Army and have been married forty-five years. Walter is a progressive political activist and has been for about fifty years and a follower of Pagan religious tradition for about twenty years. Have previously published newspaper articles in The Southern Patriot and the New York City Guardian newspapers (both defunct progressive newspapers) in the 1970s and have recently published articles in The Missouri Chigger, an Ozark area magazine, and the Brownsville Herald. Enjoys writing, sculpture, hunting, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, reading, traveling, and all outdoor activities.

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