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Fires of Love (Beltane)

by Ian R Thorpe


Embrace the purifying flame, 

throw off the cloak of inhibition.

Stoke the good fires of Beltane
and let flames fuel love's fission.


The sun climbs high to summer glory, 

unfolds the leaf and swells the bud,
delivering all of nature's dowry

and a promise, now misunderstood.


From atom's heart to human heart 

spring passes the vitalizing flame
and in each nucleus a spark

sets passion's ardent torch aflame.


Goodfellow lies with Queen of Mai, 

the goddess smiles on merrybegot.
Fires of love join earth and sky,

reaching where men and gods cannot.


"Beltane, which falls halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice, means literally "good fire." It is a purification festival associated with immersion in water, smoke baths for animals and with renewal in the home. It is also a fertility festival, dancing round the maypole, crowning the May Queen and well dressing are all part of the ancient Beltane traditions. Goodfellow or Robin Goodfellow, sometimes an alias of Robin Hood is an English woodland spirit of generosity and inclusiveness (robs from the rich, gives to the poor) He can be mischievous but is not bad. The Queen of Mai (old English spelling) comes from the practice of placing garlands of haw or mai flowers on the heads of available girls at Beltane.


Amid all the dancing and festivity there are many pre-marital and extra marital couplings and a merrybegot is a child resulting from one of these."

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Beltane offering

It is a precious thing to stop and observe the day, to wash our face in the May morning dew, to bring some flowers and greenery into the house, and to be aware, for a while, of our place in the natural world.


On this auspicious day and through the month of May I offer to you an opportunity to participate in the celebration of Beltane and the renewal of your home.


Begin your project with Spaces Within in the month of May and receive 5 - 10 complimentary hours of Design Time.*

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All referrals resulting in booked appointments receive fresh flowers sent to both the referee and the new client!


*Complimentary time provided depends upon the size of the project.