Mind Meanderings : Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

.:::The Beautiful Black Magic of The Elder Mother:::.

hey mamma, hey … can you hear my call?

all I can smell is the fall of fall.

the air constricts, the darkness sticks,

as the clock, ever so slowly, ticks.

you, of all, know how to navigate nigrescent nooks to open the gate.

on a pendulum of consciousness

you swing as a sacred succubus,

something like a benevolent beast

burgeoning an alchemical feast.

your diaphoretic white flowers

release sweat like inside out showers.

your beautiful berries, black as night,

so sweetly slay somatic plight.

your wood, hailed holy, will never burn,

but will make music for which we yearn.

your syrup seeps & soothes like elm,

sambucus nigra, of europe’s realm.

at your strong roots we bow in prayer

to humbly request your magic care …

“lady ellhorn, give me of thy wood, and I will give thee of mine, when I become a tree”


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Kelsey Bostwick

Kelsey Bostwick

As a native of portland’s periphery, Kelsey has often found herself immersed in emerald spaces teeming with moss covered trees, thriving flora & fauna, and the ceaseless cycles of life-giving water. While whimsically wandering through her neighborhood as a child, she remembers opening to the awareness of energy. Noticing that the energy running through her body is the very same energy running through the trees, she began to feel connected to all. This simple seed continues to evolve endlessly into a compassionate passion for nature, all living creations, and the infinitely unfolding universe. A deep desire to help people has led Kelsey on a beautiful journey through psychology, massage therapy, and herbalism. Allowing her intuition to freely guide her path, she now finds herself surrounded by wise healers and mystical medicine makers. Within many moments you will find Kelsey soaring through the community on her bike, reading, practicing tarot, or writing poetry at a cozy cafe, or slowly sipping on the divine alchemy of plants in elixirs of many forms.

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