VxPoem ID: 20700
Posted: March 23rd. 2006 7:28:18 AM
A Book of Charms
by B. T. Newberg
Age Group: Adult
Wit against ogres, discernment against elves,
Self-worth against vampires, courage against ghosts,
Laughter against spooks, and critique against angels,
Gratitude for flowers, patience with weeds,
Industry in sunshine, and rest in rain,
Greeting in thunder, kinship in the thunderbolt,
Caution against vipers, forgiveness for cast-off skins,
Charity for snails, respect for the crow,
Wrath for leeches, sympathy for wasps,
Posterity in eagles, and destiny in worms,
Candor in disease, wisdom in sanity,
Nakedness in the mirror, and a veil among swine,
Worship in a good year, action in dearth,
A clean house, and a fondness for mud,
Love in darkness, lightness in sorrow,
Levity in fever, and work in fire,
Loneliness on the mountain, aid in the field,
Joy at home, and sensitivity in caves,
Waywardness in forests, perseverence in desert,
Boueyance in rivers, and surrender in the ocean,
Burial in water, rebirth from a well,
Roundness in autumn, and thinness in spring,
Crookedness in growth, and a solid sense of mist.
Author's Notes: As a Naturalistic Pagan, I believe in evidence. There is no evidence that deities and magic are "real" in the most literal sense, but they may yet be moving and powerful. These poems are a tribute to the inspiration of Pagan ways.
For more information on naturalism, see HumanisticPaganism.com.
Author's Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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