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Mabon / Autumn Equinox
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The Birth Of Dark: The Autumn Equinox
by Charles E S Fairey

I am the balance 
Yet the birth of the ruling night 
Yet the dying of the light, 
From this day forth 
I am the Year of the Dark, 
This day, my King is born 
The hardy Holly, 
And come the Solstice of the Dark 
The crescendo of my utter night, 
And from my throne in the dark, I rejoice, 
The Holly marries his Lunar bride 
And my berries grow from my flowers 
And my leaves ascend to the sky 
The birds and the beasts, spread my kin 
And I go into the sun’s rays, 
When my brother is born; 
My brother’s birth comes at my death, 
And the Oak King is born, 
For we two, are the balance, 
And my friend, the Green Christ, 
Is born to bring truth and love 
At the height of my power; 
To show that I am much to the World, 
For my evergreen and thorns, are eternal and mighty; 
For I am Below and Above 
Yet I am the balance: 
Yours Mabon and the Holly.