Advent 5

I am stirring up magic,

A warming magic

Of nutmeg, and ginger,

And the crisp smell of oranges,

 

And my incantations

Are songs of sunlight

And firelight, lanterns,

And candles, all the dancing lights.

 

I am weaving spells

Against the dark – twining

Together the rich scents of

Cinnamon and apples and cloves.

 

I am calling up

All the spirits of the house,

Setting them to keep out

The dark and the cold,

 

To stir the hearth embers

The flames leaping up, making,

This home itself a lantern

Spilling welcoming warmth.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Advent 5

  1. Ah, stir-up Sunday or, in this case, Tuesday! You have definitely stirred up the magic of Christmas with your fruit and spices, Sarah, I love the lines:
    ‘And my incantations
    Are songs of sunlight
    And firelight, lanterns,
    And candles, all the dancing lights’
    my idea of Christmas..

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