Emerging  into the
brightness of the day

The Separation Circle





Emerging Into the Brightness of the Day


I am alone

In search of Cassandra, Princess of Troy

Summer Solstice Song


Wedding Hymn

My City has been Burned to the Ground

January 13th

Another Mad Message

Time to Go Home

Dark Shine

Wedding Hymn
music by Ed Hooke, November 1994   -   © Ed Hooke 1994 & 2007
words taken from Cassandra's entrance speech in the play "The Women of Troy" by Euripides c500BC, translated from Ancient Greek into English by Phillip Vellacott © 1973
 except the 'All my life' bit, by Ed Hooke 2006

















Raise the torch and fling the flame!
Flood the walls with holy light!
Worship the almighty
Hymen, God of Marriage!
Agamemnon, master of my maiden flesh,
King of Argos, take me!
Heaven's blessing falls on me & falls on you.
Hear our cry of worship,
Hymen, God of Marriage!

Mother, since you crouch and cry
Weak with tears & loud with grief for my dear dead city
And my murdered father
I have brought them
- torches for my wedding night,
Leaping light and dancing flame,
In your honour, Hymen, God of hot desire!
Queen of Darkness,
Send the gleam you love to lend
To the ritual blessing
Of the wedded virgin!

Dancers, come!
Loose your leaping feet,
Wild with wine of ecstasy!
Glorify my father's happy fate!
God Apollo, lead this holy ritual dance!
In your temple-court,
Under your immortal laurel-tree,
I your priestess call on you!
Hymen, mighty god,
Hymen, hear!

All my life has been made for this day. All my life.
All my life I've prepared for this time. All my life.

Come and dance, Mother, dance with me;
Charm the Powers with lucky words.
Loudly chant your daughter's wedding-song!
Wildly whirl and turn in purest ecstasy!
Maids of Troy,
Wear your finest gowns:
Come, and sing my wedding-song,
Hail the lover Love and Fate appoint for me!