Girls and boys come out to play
Type of Spiritual Experience
Frolicking by night - sex magick! This youtube version is very innocent. As T S Eliot said
In that open field
If you do not come too close, if you do not come too close,
On a summer midnight, you can hear the music
Of the weak pipe and the little drum
And see them dancing around the bonfire
The association of man and woman
In daunsinge, signifying matrimonie—
A dignified and commodious sacrament.
Two and two, necessarye conjunction,
Holding eche other by the hand or the arm
Whiche betokeneth concorde. Round and round the fire
Leaping through the flames, or joined in circles,
Rustically solemn or in rustic laughter
Lifting heavy feet in clumsy shoes,
Earth feet, loam feet, lifted in country mirth
Mirth of those long since under earth
Nourishing the corn. Keeping time,
Keeping the rhythm in their dancing
As in their living in the living seasons
The time of the seasons and the constellations
The time of milking and the time of harvest
The time of the coupling of man and woman
And that of beasts. Feet rising and falling.
Eating and drinking. Dung and death.
A description of the experience
Traditional Nursery Rhymes collected by Michael Foss
- Girls and boys, come out to play,
- The moon doth shine as bright as day;
- Leave your supper, and leave your sleep,
- And come with your playfellows into the street.
- Come with a whoop, come with a call,
- Come with a good will or not at all.
- Up the ladder and down the wall,
- A halfpenny roll will serve us all.
- You find milk, and I'll find flour,
- And we'll have a pudding in half an hour.