I heard a song
Deep in the forest

Like soft whispers
Not all can hear it

Notes held out long
Harmonies chilling

Melody winding
Wrapped all up in it

Trees and flowers
Leaves and the faeries

Bird’s tune, wind’s blow
All joining in it

I danced along
Complete surrender

Bliss filled my heart
Felt myself floating

Gave my control
Let go of knowing

This is true love
Dirty life growing

Far-deep within
Beyond all my sense

I found magick
Remembered power

Gained truth and peace
In these still moments

Sing them again
Forest lullabies

Always the same
Forever different

Sing them again
Forest lullabies

Always the same
Forever different

sharp, shrill sweetness
lingering like perfume
saturating the heavy air
with saturated ground
dark hues beneath light
colors, making bright
the dull and subdued
with depths of imbibery
inviting you to sink too
to step a little harder
and walk a little slower
as your senses melt in
tasting the moisture
with every open mouth
breath, drinking down all
these precious pauses
time ceasing to persist
holding so effortless
like dialating to ingest
instead of consuming
your skin prickles at
the freshness of wet
not cold but not warm
a place in between its
listening to the sounds
of nothing to get to
humming the melodies
of forgotten temples
this is your Temperance
this place of abandonment
and the new life unfolding
finding this balance within