A Wisewoman's Prayer

Loam under fingernails.  Toes buried in soil.  Air fragrant with moist, rich earth.

I relish my moments spent in the garden -- a visual altar, so to speak, of my relationship with the land and its energies.  I feed and water as needed; the plants grow, pushing skyward, creeping along the ground.

Yarrow, the wisewoman's herb, guards the gate; while wind chimes dance in the twilight -- calling the Old Ones home ... among the nodding columbine, viola, and alyssum.  This garden witch's charm I weave, with harm to none, so mote it be.