Lucy Burrow

Rookie - 40 Points (1961 / Nigeria, West Africa)

Come Join The Circle - Poem by Lucy Burrow

As day was beginning, I mused at your being
As dawn's early mist rolled the darkness away.....
Within you, young lambs and black rooks and a robin,
Within me a voice seemed to call me to play.
A memory from lives past now stirrred in your presence
Within you now things I at first did not see
And I stood in your temple of quiet contemplation
And heard your soft voice as you called out to me
Come join the circle its's time for the dancing,
Step into the middle with a one two and three.....
Be free from all sorrows, Rise up in life's glory,
Come join the circle, we'll set your soul free.

I wove in and out of contorted stone faces,
Each telling their story, each calling to me.
Their hands laced in my hands, we all linked together
And what had been hidden was now clear to see.
As I joined the circle they all started dancing
My head said 'You're crazy, they're just Sarsen Stone! '
My heart said 'Don't listen, they're living and breathing'
And we all danced together, though I was alone.
Come join the circle its's time for the dancing,
Step into the middle with a one two and three.....
Be free from all sorrows, Rise up in life's glory,
Come join the circle, we'll set your soul free.

As the dance ended, I felt my soul soaring...
Those soft arms about me, so tender and kind!
Had I been touched by faeries or angels or spirit?
Or were all those dancers a trick of the mind?
My heart filled with music, my spirit was singing....
I felt like my being now shone in the sun!
And Mother Earth, Goddess, all power of creation,
I'll try now to finish what you have begun.
Avebury Stone circle, it's so hard to leave you,
I feel your arms hold me as I walk away!
Your Sarsen stone faces all bid me to linger,
And dance in your circle for just one more day.......
So Come join the circle its's time for the dancing,
Step into the middle with a one two and three.....
Be free from all sorrows, Rise up in life's glory,
Come join the circle, we'll set your soul free.


Comments about Come Join The Circle by Lucy Burrow

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (11/30/2005 7:29:00 PM)


    Come join the circle, we'll set your soul free.
    Really it is an soul searching poem, as dance and music touch and melt every heart, in that one can forget the world of troubles for a moment.
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  • Lucy Burrow (11/9/2005 3:24:00 PM)


    Thanks Ernestine and Sally, this poem was a result of visiting Avebury Stone Circle on my birthday this year, just after sun up, there were early May morning mists and the whole place was magical, it had a very lasting effect on me and has to be one of the Special places for me in this world. I have set this one to a tune I wrote, for the harp, which I strangely enough named 'Avebury! '
    regards, Lucy
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  • Ernestine Northover (11/9/2005 12:16:00 PM)


    This is fantastic Lucy, I've loved every stanza, and it has such a super rhythm I was singing at the end. Smashing! ! ! Sincerely Ernestine. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 9, 2005



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