Treasure Island

Dr. Charles A Stone

(Green Bay Wisconsin)

To Enchant A Garden

On a night the new moon
is chased by witch-struck clouds,
throw a rose into the air
and bury a silver spoon
where it lands. Write the name
of your lover in the mulch
with the index finger of your left hand.

Light a luminaria for each pet
that has preceded you into the afterglow.
Arrange the luminarias in a circle and
walk around them three times
in a counter-clockwise direction.
If an owl hoots in the distance, whisper
the name of your mother until it stops.

In the northeast corner of the garden
release a firefly from a glass jar
while reciting a love poem. Fill the jar
with freshly cut rosemary leaves
and bury it near a potted plant.
Mark the pot with a large X, drawn
with a branch from the rosemary plant.

Make a wish for all your children
while breathing on a silk scarf
which has been passed twice
over the unopened buds of a rose bush.
Unfold the scarf with a gentle flourish
and tie it in the branches of a large tree
while saying your favorite colors.

Invoking the names of St. Christopher and
St. Francis, turn a full circle in each direction
and return to your house through an unlit door.
No evil will ever visit your garden. It will
always be a place of peace and harmony
which you can visit throughout the season
and in your dreams on cold winter nights.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/15/2013 11:29:00 PM)

    Woah gah i enjoyd d mystical myth like flavor. Fantastic superstition presentd in poetic style, enchantin to read.. Like a spell to protect yor garden. Aha. Pls review my latest poem too. (Report) Reply

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