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Beneath a Mighty Oak

Beneath a mighty oak
Beside a babbling brook
Searching under the cloak
For things my soul forsook

Green grass, blue sky, warm ground
Glowing breath, mind unwound
Green grass, blue sky, warm ground
Mighty tree, silver well

Midst beauty and midst sound
A heaven bridge and cry of harp
The deeds I see now done
Age of heroes, darkness comes

Within the tree I fare
To sip from the deep well
I watch the slumbered scare
From a cross that is fell

The old world passes by
New fruit bears on the tree
Fruit with the seed of old
From the seed, a mighty oak

Beneath a mighty oak
Beside a babbling brook
Searching under the cloak
For things my soul forsook

Ancient kings, rusty blades
Broken crowns, scops old lays
Ancient kings, rusty blades
Fainings true, the Gods' bold bedes

Proud blood twig now remade
In the age of wolf and flame
Golden crown rises anew
Come the age of shimmering dew

Rooted deep yet still young
Renewed tree, olden tongue
Wisdom true, reclaimed by we
Of stout heart and vision free

Raise in voice, tribes of old
Now reborn a faith so bold
Holy Gods wake and sing
Holy elves dance and swing

Beneath a mighty oak
Beside a babbling brook
Searching under the cloak
For things my soul forsook

Ancient kings, rusty blades
Broken crowns, scops old lays
Ancient kings, rusty blades
Fainings true, the Gods' bold bedes

Proud blood twig now remade
In the age of wolf and flame
Golden crown rises anew
Come the age of shimmering dew

© Robert Shawn Rowland

Gástlic Gang - A spiritual journey and life

Image: "Der einsame Baum" (The lonely tree) by Caspar David Friedrich, German Romantic painter (1774-1840).

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