In Praise of Chiltona

by White Raven

celtic knot

O, Chiltona, Chiltona, Chiltona
Flint and chalk
Your flesh and bones
The ground upon which we walk.


O, Chiltona, Chiltona, Chiltona
Grass and tree
Essence of your spirit
That which we cannot see.


O, Chiltona,Chiltona, Chiltona,
Water and grain
You bountifully supply to us
that we may return again and again.


O, Chiltona, Chiltona, Chiltona
Hills and slopes
Your mounds of protection
That enfold our fragile human hopes


O, Chiltona, Chiltona, Chiltona
Kite and hare
Your spirit is about
For all who seek
Only those who know, see you there.


O, Chiltona, Chiltona, Chiltona
Sky and cloud
They cloak and cover your hills
We give thanks and of you are justly proud.


O, Chiltona, Chiltona, Chiltona
Beings all interwove
You are our guide, and ancestor
You are the honoured Goddess of our grove