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Thomas the Rhymer

"And see not ye that bonny road,/ Which winds about the fernie brae?/ That is the road to fair Elfland, /Whereyou and I this night maun gae."

A shimmering woman on a white horse bedecked with silver appears to a poet who fell asleep beneath a Hawthorn, and she shows him three roads.

the road of righteousness, "thick beset with thorns and briars" . .

the broad, broad road of wickedness, "though some calls it the road to heaven" . . .

and the wild road to Elfland.

Join poet, herbalist, and witch, Sean Donahue, for an exploration of the ballad of Thomas the Rhymer, the nature of these three roads, and the meaning of the terrible gift the Queen of Elfland gives him for his service to her.

Sliding scale $30 - 50.   Space is extremely limited. To reserve your space, e-mail

Earlier Event: November 2
Tam Lin
Later Event: November 12
April Coppini