A clouded dream on an earthly night
Hangs upon the crescent moon
A voiceless song in an ageless light
Sings at the coming dawn
Birds in flight are calling there
Where the heart moves the stones
The Knights of the Pain Table awoke to the dewy morning sky. Merlin, stood waiting by the shore. They must now depart this place that was beyond words. Their pieces of armour were put in place, but alas it was not the same. The poundage of the armour was now lessened.
The maidens of the Ilse, under the rising sun, gave each Knight some dark bread with ale to drink for their long voyage home. After the warmth chased the chill away, a procession of shining armour embarked on the vessel that would carry them away. As they drifted from the shore, the Lady of the Lake, stood like a statue, upon the rocks. Her words were part of them now. They would return.
As the mists obscured the Island, they could hear her voice. At last they had found a place of truth. Their first Quest of the Pain Table would live in them forever.
This is the opening theme of the movie “Mists of Avalon”. The Mystic’s Dream is sung by the captivating Canadian singer/ composer, Loreena McKennitt. Loreena has just released a new album, “An Ancient Muse”. To go to her website click here.
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