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The Blessing Tree ©

D. A. MacMaster
Scotland
2003

The blessing tree speaks loud to me,
The older gods are there today,
For never have they gone away,
The blessing trees, the sacred wells,
The cloth, the coin, the broken sword,
With wine and bread, the holy word,
The blessing tree, which is no tree,
The sacred wells which cure all ills,
The coin is given in thanks to god,
The cloth to honour the bounteous earth,
The sword to calm the fiery heart,
The wine and bread, for ancient worth,
And offered all to the sacred earth.


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