Hoh, February 1996 | A Poem by Erynn Rowan Laurie

Hoh, February 1996

by Erynn Rowan Laurie, author of Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom and A Circle of Stones [Megalithica Books]. As featured in Fireflies at Absolute Zero. Now Available from Hiraeth Press.

 

mid-morning

past Crescent Lake to the Hoh

raven spreads his wings

against

fine grey mist

 

mountains

half-shaven

snow clings among stumps

 

curved belly of fir cradles my back

the dense

mossy silence

deep with the hiss

of

 

falling

 

snow

 

 

 

Erynn Rowan Laurie is a pro­fes­sional mad­woman who has been fas­ci­nated by Gaelic and other Celtic cul­tures for over two decades. Her occult inter­ests started when she was just a kid and she’s been doing astrology and tarot since about the age of 12. Poet, writer, fem­i­nist, musi­cian, inter­faith activist and dis­abled vet­eran, Erynn is one of the founding voices of the Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan movement.