Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Weaver

~Fiona MacLeod~

I dreamed of Orchil,
the dim goddess who is under the brown Earth,
in a vast cavern, where she weaves at two looms.
With one hand she weaves life upward through the grass:
with the other she weaves death downward through the mould:
and the sound of the weaving is Eternity,
and the name of it in the green world is Time.
And, through all, Orchil weaves the weft of Eternal Beauty,
that passes not,
though her soul is Change.

image found here.


  1. Lovely !!! Thank you for sharing :) Blessings

  2. What a deep, provoking web of words. I've not seen this ~ thanks for sharing this. It is quite beautiful. xM

  3. Hi Mama L

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm happy you enjoyed the poem.

    Blessings, V.

  4. Hi Melissa

    Thank you. You should look up the story of William Sharp/ Fiona MacLeod. They are one and the same with a very mysterious tale.

    Blessings, V.

  5. I like the pic of the web.... My blog is now givivg me all of the attempted posted pics that I did And my Computer needs work... (That is an understatement) From the Doctor and Forlorn we are truly Sorry Lady Moss

  6. Hi Dr Theda

    Thank you. I'm sorry your computer is giving you trouble. Those pesky goblins must be at it again. Hope all is well with you.

    Blessings, V.

  7. Nice web pic. I always grab a camera when I see one in the dew.

    By the way, I have an award for you over at my blog
    Near the bottom.

  8. Hi wicKED

    Thank you for the award.

    I like spider webs as long as the spider is no where in sight.

  9. I love the web photo Vivienne!

    I'm not familiar with Fionna but this writing is rather like a Samhain meditation I took part in, some years ago.

    Lovely Sharing!
    Radiant Blessings to You! :)

  10. Hi AkasaWolfSong

    Thank you. Fiona was the alter ego of William Sharp. Some think she was a faery that took over his life until he died, kind of like the "Green Faery". The whole tale is fascinating.

    Blessings, V.

  11. Love the photo of the web, and the poem is exquisite, thank you for posting it.


  12. Isn't it something how a spider can make a work of art like that. Someone should tell them about etsy.

  13. Hi Victoria

    Thank you and you're welcome.

    Blessings, V.

  14. Hi Magic Love Crow

    Thanks Stacy, I'm happy you liked it.

    Blessings, V.

  15. Dear Lady Moss the ancient Mesopotamian
    Goddess of weaving "Utulu" was an underworld diety of pre-Flood Anicent Ur.... I believe that She was represented by a Spider in a web...

  16. Hi Dr Theda

    Thank you for the info. I will have to check this Goddess of the Spider Web out.

    Blessings, Lady Moss.