On Thursday after my DJ Show me and afew of my friends celebrated the time of Beltaine by parading up the Hill on Loki Island to Pans Garden where a wikerman had been built. This is the second year i have celebrated Beltaine in SL. The burning of the wikerman and the Beltaine fire symbolises the burning of the old and the rebirth of the year. A time when all that was cold and dark is cleared to give way to the sun and new crops, new life and fruitful desires :)
So to all those who came to watch the wikerman burn, may you all have be successful in the coming months and enjoy the month of may and all the feelings of joy it should bring :)
"We were there last night when the dark drew down:
we set the bonfires leaping.
Then we vanished in the heather and we couldn't be found
until the dawn came creeping."
"we've been up long before the day-o
to welcome in summer,
to welcome in the May-o...
the summer is a-comin' in and winter's gone away-o"
"May Day queens and Jacks in Green
radiate their goodwill faces
the solar lunar cycles smooth
the lavender blooms and
poetry wafts the fairies and
spirits of wood"
"healing rhythms of winters drain
celebrating spring and all her rain
this lion purrs and combs her mane
while you light a candle for this Beltane"