Wings choose the wind; sing us aware;
Muse; spin; weave; spell; create in air
In this micro-book, acclaimed "Poetry-Witch" Annie Finch harvests her Spells, spun at the intersection of magic, word, and world. These ritual poems invite readers to experience words not just in the mind, but also in the body and spirit. Celebrated for her extraordinary love and knowledge of poetic craft and commitment to female, earth-centered spirituality, Finch has created a haunting innovative voice and radically traditional aesthetic. As she observes in the book's preface, "Like sticky seeds when you brush past, these spells latched onto me, ready to be carried to youto your power, your contemplative life, your ability to make change. Say them aloud, if you can; say them thrice, if you will. Use them to help you to cast a circle, turn the year, coven, create, invoke."
|Publisher:||Wesleyan University Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
ANNIE FINCH is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Calendars, The Encyclopedia of Scotland, Among the Goddesses, Eve, and Spells: New and Selected Poems. Her work explores poetic ritual language, feminism, and earth-centered spirituality.
Table of Contents
EAST: CASTING East North West South Center NORTH: Wheel of the Year Wheel Imbolc Ostara Beltane Litha Lammas Mabon Samhain Yule WEST: COVENING Moontime Walk With Me Earth Day Courtship Memorial Comunion SOUTH: CREATING Starting A Wish for Eyes Patience Nightmare Birth Abortion A Curse on War CENTER: SHE WHO Spider Woman Demeter in Darkness Coatlique Nut Brigid Her Forest Yemaya Inanna Changing Woman