LitFest Tours Part 12: Tales from Astrid’s Nemeton

Over the course of the Faire, Fairelanders joined tours of individual lands and told stories about them. These we are preserving on this website – and some will be made into special tales to be recorded for Fantasy Faire radio. We’re also going to share some of these stories here, and here are stories from the twelfth tour, to Astrid’s Nemeton.

(Please note – these are the writings we have received to date. You can also read them on the Astrid’s Nemeton page here – where any further works inspired by Astrid’s Nemeton will be published)

Photographs by Aoife Lorefield and Gwaloth

Canals of Caring
by Moira Draconia

Astrid is a caring spirit
her canals criss cross
every which way
she pours forth lifegiving water
and a welcoming breeze
she made she to lay bridges
and trees with deep roots
to ensure her healing green lands
have stability
nature takes over
growing through the windows of
our perception
sometimes we cannot stop the growth
but learn to work with it
finding new ways to weave
these wildly growing roots
we are only limited by our imaginations
of where we can direct the unstoppable
sometimes we need to dig deep
to find treasure in the chaos of this growth
the flowers of compassion grow great down there
around so many bends
the spirit finds a way
to set sail
my favorite places
take brave exploring to reach

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