Lucky Urchins Sing to Nyx

Lucky Urchins Sing to Nyx

Molehog, Thornpig
Sleep long
Dream soundly
We arise within shadows of night
Leaving our burrows
with a rustle of petrichor
Nests of  Beech leaf, Cedar,
Chestnut, Moss, Hazel twigs
Sleeping piglets; blind, helpless
pink skin, soft white bristles
dreaming amid mushrooms and roots
Curious in our quiet confidence
Keratin quills at the ready
Each boar and sow
protected by a thorny wig
The fox has his bag of tricks
We find just the one
is cunning enough
to meet most needs
Save perhaps an ever hungry mustelid
or observant Strigine Parliament
When they strike
We curl our spines
into prickly armor
Patient
Protected
Persevering
15 million years of trundling
Content, all four paws upon the firmament
 
Harinezumi, Needlemouse
Roaming two miles each night
Snuffling along the hedgerows, vineyards, meadows
Snorting through woodlands, orchards, alleys
Feasting with the fairies
on insects, eggs, worms, snakes
fallen fruits from forbidden gardens
Perceptive
Intuitive
Reaping Gaia’s bounty
Brigid’s wisdom
Freya’s luck
Hulda’s pardon
Woodland guide, Underworld guard
Earth warrior
Predicting Persephone’s resurrection
Reincarnating each spring
emerging from the soil
Vitality
Resourcefulness
Visions prophetic
are the heart and soul
of the unique medicine I sing.

Hotchi Witchi, Grainneog
Witch’s pincushion
Thousands of needles firmly fixed
Find your song
It is yours, yours alone
Only you can sing it true
Only you hear the magic
played by your own heartstrings
Sing your dreams into visions
Share your wisdom, healing
that others might also tenaciously pursue
Weatherwise, Baixian
White Immortal, humble healer
Venom, diseases, even curses turned aside
Prickly exteriors
often protect tender hearts
Be not nettlesome
Unclench
In love or war
Serenely Abide

For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a Teacher found in nature; a star, stone, animal, plant, etc that holds Wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing?

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