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The Song Of The Green Man

Inspired By A Walk Along Ponteland Road, Newcastle

By Mike Singleton 🌜 Mikeydred πŸŒ›Published 3 months ago β€’ Updated 2 months ago β€’ 1 min read
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Introduction

This is inspired by two things, the walk along a main road in Newcastle that you can see below:

... and I mentioned the Green Man in a recent poem and my great friend made a comment that amused me as she was totally unaware of the legends of the Green Man. This is the poem.

The music is "Geen Man" by XTC from the wonderful "Apple Venus" album that I have been playing recently. The video is unofficial but very good so I hope you can see it.

The video has the song lyrics in the comments, I hope I can do the concept justice.

I will use my standard Pantoum form.

The Song Of The Green Man

πŸŒΏπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸŒ³πŸƒπŸπŸ‚πŸŒΏ

The Green Man Walks These Leaf-Bound Paths

He Is The Wild Man Of The Woods

And Sings A Song Of Nature's Dance

Green Man Swathed In Leaves For His Hood

πŸƒπŸŒ³πŸƒ

He Is The Wild Man Of The Woods

Protector Of Forest Life

Green Man Swathed In Leaves For His Hood

Lover Of Wild Creatures And Wine

πŸƒπŸŒ³πŸƒ

Protector Of Forest Life

The Green Man Has Been Here Always

Lover Of Wild Creatures And Wine

Nature's King And The Friend Of Fae

πŸƒπŸŒ³πŸƒ

The Green Man Has Been Here Always

The Green Man Walks These Leaf-Bound Paths

Nature's King And The Friend Of Fae

And Sings A Song Of Nature's Dance

πŸŒΏπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸŒ³πŸƒπŸπŸ‚πŸŒΏ

And a sort of companion piece:

performance poetryPantoumnature poetry

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Comments (9)

  • Esala Gunathilake2 months ago

    Loved your green man.

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    This is lovely.

  • Denise E Lindquist2 months ago

    Nice! Enjoyed your green man. In my culture, there are so many similar stories. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•β€οΈ

  • Hehehehe yes I didn't know about the Green Man before this. Loved your poem!

  • Anna 3 months ago

    Love it! So majestic and it's like the whole woods together creates this Green Man😊

  • Kenny Penn3 months ago

    Loved this Mike. It reminded me of one of my favorite stories, The Eye of the World. There is a Green Man at the end, the last of his kind, and he’s a lot like this

  • Chelsea Rose3 months ago

    Your poem has inspired me to visit Ponteland Road when I'm next up north x

  • Alex H Mittelman 3 months ago

    Yay I love the green man!

  • Lacy Loar-Gruenler3 months ago

    Mike this is very cool! Guys, green or another color, who love wild creatures and wine win with me!

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