Guest Post ~ John Matthews ~ AND STILL I AM THE GREEN MAN

AND STILL I AM THE GREEN MAN

by

John Matthews

 

 

September 2012

Guest Writer ~ John Matthews ~

John Matthews is an historian, folklorist and author. He has been a full time writer since 1980 and has produced over ninety books on the Arthurian Legends and Grail Studies, as well as short stories and a volume of poetry. He has devoted much of the past thirty years to the study of Arthurian Traditions and myth in general. His best known and most widely read works are ‘Pirates’ (Carlton/Atheneum), No 1 children’s book on the New York Times Review best-seller list for 22 weeks in 2006, ‘The Grail, Quest for Eternal Life’ (Thames & Hudson, 1981) ‘The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom’ (Element, 1994) and ‘The Winter Solstice’ (Quest Books, 1999) which won the Benjamin Franklin Award for that year. His book ‘Celtic Warrior Chiefs’ was a New York Public Library recommended title for young people.

John has been a longtime friend and mentor for Virginia Chandler. Rumors abound that Virginia and John have a foolproof plan to take over the galaxy.   Nothing has been proven.

John’s official website:  Hallowquest

www.mythwoodfilms.com
www.thewildwoodtarot.com
www.storyworldcards.com

 

AND STILL I AM THE GREEN MAN

by

John Matthews

Under the green woods
I walk alone.
Once all the fields were mine.
And the trees were mine.
The hills
The spired coppices
The straight drills.

Now I must share them
With tractor-stink,
with harvest-slasher.
But I still find ways
To slip the seeds back
Into the furrow,
To watch them grow –
Remembered,
Or forgot.

And still I am the Green Man
And still I walk the fields,
And though the land seems empty
It is filled with life,
And though I am forgotten
I still remember,
And I still watch.

©John Matthews

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