The chants are lovely Visha'sMommy I lke the way the herbs are named in the chants.
Wulfcwin and I talked about weather or not I should post this but after doing my very best to get ahold of the author and it was posted in the Chants thread where other people gave permission it was decided I was ok with using it.
Airmed: Goddess of Herbcraft chant.
Sage, Basil, Parsley
Healing, helping, hurting
Care for the herbs
Rosemary, Thyme, Basil
Wisdom, health, sight
Care for the wellness
Star Anise, Saffron, White Peppercorns
Thought, inspiration, ideas
Care for the poets
Herbs that grow on a beloved's grave
Sharing the knowledge to heal and hurt
Give the gift of such knowledge
Trickling vines of leafy thoughts
Flowering patches of love long-tended
Years of life long-forgotten
Care for the herbs
Willowbark, Sage, Oregano
Love, Light, Life
Care for me
I think it is beautiful and absolutly perfect for this assignment.
**Sends a prayer of thanks to Pan**
Mine is very simple, a poem, something to note the elements when I cook. I am not too good at rhyming but I tried! I also made more verses but they got too diluted with mentions of kitchen wares and such.
God and Goddess, as they have blessed
My life with warmth, my life with breath.
The hearth that brings me closer to fire,
Conjures strong energy around me.
The cauldron draws me closer to the sea,
The bubbling brew that heals me.
The savory scents roaming in the air
My creative self unfolds with grace,
And the herbs the earth that I prepare
Will nurture my home place.
KATE BUSH IS LOVE
Well, mine's a little more poem-like, not very chanty, really, but here's my go.
In my kitchen, peace shall reign;
a refuge in both sun and rain.
Feel the calm when you enter here;
your worries fade and your mind becomes clear.
Full of cheer and brightly lit;
where this current poem was writ.
Herb bunches dry upon the wall;
my altar in the window where Brigid I call.
The cupboards are never empty now;
ingredients and books which teach me how.
Basil and salt, sugar and thyme;
I keep my kitchen free of grime.
Sauces and cakes, meals and treats;
seasonings to sweeten my meats.
My kitchen also sometimes contains
something spiritual, beyond the mundane.
Infusions are brewed and poppets are stuffed,
and healing herbal tea is always a must.
O my kitchen, hear my plea ~
Help me always be the best witch I can be.
Symbol of the Moon,
Symbol of the Lady Divine,
These herbs be blessed by your Light,
These herbs be charged by your might
They brings us nurishment and insight,
Health and protection, calmness and peace.
They bless my home, they bless me and mine.