Blessed Imbolc: A Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about today’s holiday of Imbolc! Blessed Imbolc by Maranda Wabik Nymphs dancing Barefoot in the Woodland Sisters moving Hand in hand Energies raised As frosty days Slowly give way To melting ice Now is the time To play nice In the Faery Wood Fires are…

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Clara, Nutcracker Heroine

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss the heroine of one of the most classic Winter fairytales.    Clara is the main character of The Nutcracker, but in particular, I want to look at her as she is portrayed in the Disney re-imagining The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. I actually…

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Yuletide in Avalon Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem that I have written about Winter in Avalon! Yuletide in Avalon by Maranda Wabik Snowflakes dancing In the air Fir trees blanketed in snow The Isle of Avalon Is ready for Solstice Morgana le Fay  And the Ninefold Sisterhood Reside on the Isle Where they…

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The Nutcracker, An Iconic Holiday Ballet

Welcome to the final day of Winter Faerytale Week here at White Rose of Avalon.    For this post, I have decided to discuss the classic holiday fairytale The Nutcracker and in particular, the iconic ballet based upon it! So most of us are familiar with the music of The Nutcracker, as it just sounds…

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Arrival of Winter Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about the start of Winter. Arrival of Winter by Maranda Wabik The world is Decked in  GOLD SILVER WHITE BLUE Jack Frost is painting Snowscapes on windows The Snow Queen is  Making herself shown Winter has come Now we can Dance in the Wildwood Leaving…

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Winter Faery Beings

For today’s post, I have decided to discuss some of the essential Fae beings that we associate with the Winter season.   I have decided to focus on faeries that are featured in Wintery fairytales and in enduring holiday folklore.   Some of the figures I will mention will not be officially deemed faeries, but…

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Halloween Feels Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about Halloween, the best holiday ever! Halloween Feels by Maranda Wabik Horror films Carving pumpkins Spiked and spiced cider Apple bobbing Costume contests Makeup creations For this great day, We embrace Our Wildest DREAMS! Halloween is Magic Halloween is Passion Halloween is Love Halloween is…

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Mabon Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem I have written about today’s holiday!   I adore the Autumnal Equinox and the season as a whole, so this poem is a tribute to that. Mabon by Maranda Wabik Summer turning to Fall As the second HARVEST Reaps what  Has been SOWN Crisp air…

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The Wheel of the Year

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the Witch’s Wheel of the Year.    This is the wheel of the eight most important celebrations for Witches and Pagans.    I will go through each holiday in its own section below! Samhain ~The first celebration of the year takes place on the…

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Blessed Midsummer Poem

For this second post of Poetry Week, I have decided to share a poem about today’s holiday. Blessed Midsummer! by Maranda Wabik On a bright  Midsummer’s Day Faeries dance They bow Down to their Great Goddess Faery Queen Aine! She is a shining Powerful Beautiful She is fire She is the Sun She represents agriculture…

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