Aleister Crowley: Red Poppy

Cicely Mary Barker – Fairy-Rings: The Poppy Fairy

RED POPPY
(The poem in question)

I HAVE no heart to sing.
What offering may I bring,
Alice, to thee? CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

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Aleister Crowley: The May Queen

Children maypole dancing (1900–1910) – State Library of Queensland

Before being devoted to the labour movement, May Day was an old Celtic celebration of spring and fertility, Beltane; throughout the centuries it evolved, with the maypole dancing by girls and the election of the May Queen, but it kept its hidden symbolism of youthful love. Crowley’s poem gives it back its ancient pagan meaning. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…