by Hannah Johnston
A is for altar, the place we begin
B is for blessing our kith and our kin
C is for circle, our hands linked as one
D is for dancing, to wake up the sun.
E is for egg, from which life proceeds
F is for fire, the warmth we all need
G is for garland, to crown the May Queen
“H is for hawthorn,” says Jack in the Green!
I is for incense, the herbs that smell sweet
J is for jumping as flames lick our feet
K is for Kings, of Holly and Oak
L is the Lady, whose love we invoke.
M is for morning, hear the birds’ song
N is for noontide when shadows grow long
O is for owl, so gentle and knowing
P is for Pamona, the cider is flowing!
Q is for questions, the answers we seek
R is for remembrance, our ancestors speak
S is for Samhain, the sabbat of death
T is for trees, that inherit our breath
U is for unicorn, mythical beast
V is for Venus, the star in the East
W is for witchcraft, the craft of the wise
X is the crossroads, the place magic lies.
Y is for Yule, the sun child’s rebirth
Z is for zodiac, heaven on earth