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Maponus and Goronwy: The story of Mabon.The corn god Maponus was wild and abounded.
The goddess was his mother and lover.
At the 21st of September the harvest was celebrated.
The bounty of fruits and vegetables was great.
And Maponus and Mother Earth were honoured.
Goronwy, the god of darkness and twin to Maponus challenged his brother.
The dominion of life was at stake.
When Goronwy almost won, the goddess held her breath.
Maponus asked his brother,
If I go now, and come back when the summer equinox is here.
Will you let me have the honor to rule again?
Goronwy wanted to strike for the last time and let his brother not have his wish.
But the goddess came between and took Maponus in.
She said, I will carry Maponus in my womb till the second equinox is here.
As his will, we shall command.
Goronwy take your thrown with pride, because you have won.
Maponus is not dead, he is sleeping for six full moons.
And when he awakens again. He will be strong and life will flourish.
Until that time comes, Goronwy will be king.
For one moon
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
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