Glastonbury Festival

A momentary dream,
a world within a world,
has arisen in Avalon
That mythic land
of Grail and legend

Came gathered together
a merry band of mystics
In tipis and yurts and
crazy-painted buses
To imagine a new land
of enlightenment and peace

Leatherworkers, carvers,
Tinkers and jewelers
Buskers, hustlers,
Dealers and stealers
Jugglers, clowns,
Mimes and comedians
Visionaries, prophets,
Poets and artists
Stoned astronomers lecturing
at two in the morning to
starry-eyed children of
the glory of the Sun

We did dawn meditation with
The Hiroshima Peace Flame
as the Tor rose up from the mist
We danced to trance at midnight
as flaming lanterns flew high
to honor the full solstice moon

For a few days we were
in a land called possibility,
but all dreams come to an end
Dispersed again, slowly we headed
back to the gray lands beyond

But in our eyes new light shone,
and in our hearts burned a fire
For our spirits tasted a freedom
that had transformed our souls.

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8 thoughts on “Glastonbury Festival

  1. Aarhhh!! Fantastic imagery…makes me even more determined to get back there one day again dancing to the beat of the drums! – with my children next time, which will be a new experience am sure! Lol! (Thanks for your kind likes too).

  2. I love the atmosphere of this poem, it is a land (illusion) we both visit regularly. I am just beginning to share my poems on line and have found it an inspiring process. I am looking forward to reading more of your words. Thank you for sharing yourself here. It seems so rare to find such integrity, such soul and such love in the day to day word, but in this global blogging community, we are abundant! Hoorah. Peace and Light, lee

  3. I love this, Andy, especially like the list – ‘Leatherworkers, carvers,
    Tinkers and jewelers Buskers, hustlers,Dealers and stealers Jugglers, clowns, Mimes and comedians Visionaries, prophets,Poets and artists’ Would love to be in that company! Kathleen

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