a charm against anger

Willow shavings steeped in spring water, drained
The feather of a bluejay
The kiss of a cat
Lemon balm
One moth’s wing

Grind to a fine paste (mortar
and pestle optional.
works just as well pummeled with fists).

Place on closed eyelids
and on the bow of your lips

and count backwards from 10.


***For NaPoWriMo today, we are writing charms.  Silly, simple (preferably rhymed, but not in the mood to do that today) in the form of a recipe or nursery rhyme.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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24 Responses to a charm against anger

  1. bwcarey says:

    sounds like a busy day in new york!

  2. michael says:

    somehow, I don’t see you as the mortar and pestle type … I loved the poem though 🙂

  3. can’t fool me – I know a witchy brew when I see one

  4. The Unfolding says:

    The “like” button isn’t quite enough for this one. Love it. ~ Bill

  5. The Unfolding says:

    Reblogged this on The Unfolding and commented:
    I love poetry with a feel of incantation to it. This takes it a step further with a bit of potion… But, mostly, I love the subtle practical advice. Wonderful.

  6. Gerry says:

    Love all these things individually! What power combined! Definitely need this in my little life!

  7. Rhonda says:

    bottle and offer for sale…i’ll be your first (of undoubtedly thousands. millions?) hmmm, get to pounding sfam

  8. Starralee says:

    Oh yes! I so love “works as well pummeled with fists”–fabulous. Will write mine later today…

  9. Alice Keys says:

    I LOVE this charm against anger. I’ll let you know if it works for me. 😉

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