An evening of Myth and Poetry
February 1, 2017 in Trinidad, CO
an evening of myth and poetry
Thanks to John Harder for all the photos
The traditional story 'The Coming of Bride' is a tale that depicts the struggles between Winter and Summer and the necessity of both. The cold and the warm interweave as the beautiful Bride, held prisoner by the Winter Queen, the Cailleach, is rescued and married to the god of love, Angus, the King of Summer. Animals and mankind alike, struggle through all of the storms and gales that the Winter Hag can throw. But as Winter weakens with age, Angus and Bride prevail at the Vernal Equinox, ushering in the abundance of summer and the blessing of lovers. At the far side of the year, though, at the Autumnal Equinox, the King and Queen of Summer must relinquish their power in their turn as the Cailleach wakes anew, rested and powerful once more.
Our second presentation of this wonderful tale at the Pueblo West Branch Library went as well as it did in Trinidad. We had such an enthusiastic and receptive audience. It was lots of fun. Thanks to all who attended, to Wordsmiths Jan Meserve for being MC and hostess and John Harder who did the photography, and to Heather Wilder and the library staff.
February 1, 2017