Tuesday, October 8, 2013

News and a Poem

I have some wonderful news to share. I will be contributing an essay to an upcoming book on the Goddesses of the world. I have finished my essay and sent it to the publisher. I am so very excited about this. The goddess I wrote about is the Queen of Elphame. The working title for the book is Naming the Goddess by Moon Books Publishing to be published some time next year. I feel very honored to be included in this.

Here is a poem I wrote in honor of the Dark Queen/Queen of Elphame

Underworld Journey

Bound with ivy
Covered in moss
The Cave of the Ancients
Guards all that is Lost

The path winds downward
A labyrinth of  Death
The Dark Queen awaits
For those who are sent

On the Quest for Redemption
Through Rivers of Blood
They reach for Salvation
The Ones that we Love

The Thorns of White Roses
The Petals of Red
Entwined through eternity
Visions of Dread

The Queen of the Witches
Of Faery and Moon
Ask all who serve Her
For one little Boon

To speak the Truth
The tongue cannot lie
The Poets true Gift
Is never to Die

From the Underworld Queen
All seek true Freedom
To escape from the bonds
Of Personal Demons

The Dark Halls of Death
Hold all Life's Secrets
Unravel the Mystery
Let go of Regrets

That keep us from Destiny
The Paths that we Choose
Our Fate awaits
Those who will not Lose

Their way through the Labyrinth
Of Time and of Death
Freedom comes to us
As we draw our last Breath

Our Souls flow upwards
Through the Spirit of Life
The Cave of the Ancients
Guards all that is Right

Our new Life begins
As the Phoenix takes Flight
The Bards of Tomorrow
Inspirations Ignite

*Vivienne Moss*


  1. Beautiful poem! And so, so thrilled about your news. can't wait to buy the book! Hugs and love!

  2. Very good! Congrats on your publishing!

  3. LOVE your poem and so thrilled for your good news!

  4. Congratulations on your essay being published, that's great!
    Always, Queenie

  5. How did I miss this? Your poem is beautiful, magical and haunting. Congratulations on being published!



  6. Congrats!!! I am so happy for you! Doing my happy dance ;o) Cool!!
    The poem is breath taking! You capture so much in your writings!!!
    Big Hugs ;o)

  7. Yay..fantatsic news...many congrats to you kindred..so magical a poem..totally gorgeous in imagery and rich in energy..magnificent work..congrats! I raise a glass of red to you tonight at dinner!

  8. How wonderful, Vivienne! Congrats!! And your poem is beautiful!

  9. Hi dear Vivienne !! Your poem is wonderful..i like it so much !!!! Congratulations for your writings being published !!! Great news !!!!
    Kisses !!