Beltane Fires in January...

Sunset 16.44. Beltane fires in January. 18.13, 4.05m high tide. Kilheran shores.  Walking back in darkness. Skies torched, aflame. Of an older, resonant time. When ancient signs, symbols & auguries, held fast the promise of the year. Flat calm on the water.  8 degrees out.  Stretched out to the buoy, & back. Fingers aching, biting cold. Longing for 3mm C-skin neoprene hand mitts. Heart glowing. Fire in the dark. Saw the shape of an orange beast. Burning through willow. A pyre, of dead wood, all of the olden year. My Daily Raw Swim, Cold Running Tides.