The Lord and Lady of Spring

sweet violets

The Maiden kisses his lips, soft and gentle, and he stirs.  Slowly his bones awaken, and young shoots and verdant buds begin to clothe his bark frame, stiff from winter’s deep sleep.  But not for long, now that his young wife has returned to him and roused him from slumber.

Soon, the Green Man, like the earth he rules, will be fully dressed and bursting with energy once more.  And husband and wife, King and Queen, Lord and Lady, will take to the Wildwood, walking its many tracks and trails, many only known to them.  And then, when they lay down to sleep on beds of sweet violets, in their palace made of trees, carpeted with ivy,  they make plans for the coming season…

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