Call between the worlds

by Annelinde Metzner

Call between the worlds

O Crone who travels between the worlds,
     help me to imagine!
How, o how, will this beautiful world
     call me once again
     when I am beyond the veil, just listening?
I know!  it will be the whistling teakettle,
      “teeeeeeee,” I hear between the veils,
      and I will remember warming up
      with peppermint on a cold winter’s day.
I know!  it will be the sound of a yellowed page
      turning over as I finish a poem
      and begin afresh.
I know!  I will crave
      the baby’s laughter, primal, unrehearsed,
      still so connected to eternity.
I know!  I will return
      for those tiny chimes so easy to ring,
      that vibrate on and on like pearls,
      and seem never to end.
I know!  it will be Spring I crave, after winter’s cold,
      the first wood thrush to return
      splitting the air with her song of all the worlds.

Annelinde Metzner, April 25, 2017

Annelinde Metzner

Annelinde Metzner resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, USA, where she devotes her work to the reemergence of the Goddess. Annelinde's poetry has been featured in the We'Moon Datebook as well as in Goddess Pages. She composes solo songs, chamber and choral music and produces concerts of her music and poetry including dance and puppetry.Her songbook of 21 praise songs for the Goddess called "Lady of Ten Thousand Names" is available at her poetry blog, "Annelinde's World". She directs two choirs, offers workshops and teaches privately. Annelinde can be contacted at
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