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Amethyst Rose
July 4th, 2001, 02:17 PM
By Gawaine C. Ross

Before Morrocco was Roman you see,
The music of Pan was African jazz.

At the Wednesday night prayer meeting
The percussion discussion of Mingus goes on,
Getting' all jumpy and sweaty inside.
This is the time of the passionate stranger,
Of bullfights and trumpets, of magick and lust.
You should see that goat high steppin',
Playin' his pipes for centaurs and satyrs
While rivers of beer and buckets of wine
Splash the maenads snaking with joy.
Seven black dancers leap on the cliff,
Five different rythymns make them alive,
It's music that spears them, one at a time!
One says "It's crazy!" one says "It's love!"
Three new rhythms awaken the dead.
Fertility spirits moan and shout
As flutes and oboes evoke ancestors.
A soprano echoes a baritone's wail.
The sky man wears a cloak of feathers,
The earth woman wears a skirt of grass.

A neighboring tribe joins the fray
Entering the cave with torches aloft
Wearing masks of stallions and mares.
The god who grants all desires arrives
Riding a winged golden lion
As twenty-eight drummers climax at once.
I can believe that joy is infectious,
I can believe that music is life.
I'm going to jump and roar my approval,
She's going to ride a broad-chested centaur,
The people will tussle a long hungry python
When Pan calls us in the middle of the night.

Dria El
July 6th, 2001, 04:35 AM
Wow! Kinda full of it aren't ya? (the good stuff I mean!) hehe


July 6th, 2001, 05:11 AM
I agree very cool :D

Amethyst Rose
July 6th, 2001, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by Dria El

Wow! Kinda full of it aren't ya? (the good stuff I mean!) hehe


:D Hehe. The stuff I've been posting lately is among the shorter entries I have in my bos. So yeah, it's gonna be good. :)

I'm glad you've liked it....

Silver Venus
July 10th, 2001, 07:09 AM
This is brilliant :) thanks so much ~ Im planning to sing this for the next New Moon dancing about in my yard, where I already have a pipe for Pan to play!

July 24th, 2001, 06:31 AM
This is very different from the Hymn to Pan I am semi-familliar with, that being the highly homo-erotic poem by Aleister Crowley. A friend and I were listening to a rock music version of it, and the effect was interesting to say the least...


and of course, 93/93


mama svaha
August 14th, 2001, 04:24 AM
phew! I'm breathing heavy! Did it just get hot in here?

I wrote a poem about him when I was 15....Not like that one.Where'd you find that?

Amethyst Rose
August 14th, 2001, 11:09 PM
I think it was just one of the many things I've collected over the years from being on a mailing list. Glad you like it. :)