I wrote this poen shortly after Yule
I wrote this poem shortly after Yule, as I was making a Holly King
Oak and Holly King at Yule
By Nancy Venus
Oak King Said unto Holly King:
For I am Young and you are old
All my stories are not yet told
Your Throne I claim, and I shall reign
Until it is darkest night again.
Holly King said unto Oak King:
For I am old, and you are young
All my songs they have been sung.
Wait until the Child of Light
Grows to longest day,
and shortest night
Then your throne I'll take away,
and For six months I will stay.
The battle was both short and fierce
The Holly King his heart was pierced
By the Oak kings mighty blade
Upon the ground his body laid
But, gentle folk be not dismayed
For Oak King brings us
For what we have prayed
As for the fate of Holly king,
The Holly King is deep at rest
Deep inside Arianrhod's breast
Do not fear
For someday the wren will joyfully sing,
Holly King will return with Rest to bring
For he will reign again in the time past spring.