Happy Easter, Happy Ostara. An ancient holiday that has held onto bits and traditions through the centuries. Birds turned into hares with colored eggs. Egg a symbol of fertility. Estrogen, Maiden Goddess Eostre, Eastre, Easter marries the Greenman, spring’s rebirth, Jesus’s rebirth and rise from the dead as spring rises from the dead of winter.
The Ostara Incubation card is staged on my Easter centerpiece. It is comical because a rooster would not lay eggs. He is not doing a good job of guarding them either because the chocolate eggs keep disappearing. Enjoy the poem and the holiday!
Day 17 of National/Global Poetry Writing Month (AKA NaPoWriMo). Card from “Witches’ Wisdom” deck by Barbara MeikleJohn-Free and Flavia Kate Peters, art by Richard Peters.
when day measures the night.
Hens lay again
Eastre, Goddess of spring and dawn,
Waking to industry
for it is the mundane,
incubating our egg
that births the promises.