THE LAMP IN THE POOL
Far down in the deep, black water
A golden lanthorn swings,
Whose lustre widens and trembles
As tremble the water rings.
Above, on the purple twilight
The moon in her glory shows,
But still with a mellower splendour
The lamp in the water glows.
Like a love-lamp set in a window
On a starless summer night,
Steadfast it gleams and beckons,
A jewel of amber light.
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Steadfast it points and beckons.
And ever the self-same way,
For it hangs at the gate of a palace
That knows not the light of day.
The great elms' leafy branches
Lean over the water's brink,
Where deep in their sheltering hollows
The shadows in shadows sink.
But the gold lamp in the water
It glimmers and beckons bright,
Like a love-lamp set in a window
On a murky summer night.
For him who would rise and follow
Full smooth is the path, and straight,
The way through the glistening water
That leads to the palace gate.
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And he who shall cross the threshold
No more shall he strive nor weep,
Bemg come to the Tower of Silence,
In the Valley of Endless Sleep.
Note - I haven’t written in years, I gave this thing a prologue to both stretch some really old muscles, and two, to give some context of the first time (post movie) Branch loses his colours … Chapter 1 will be set at the actually beginning of the story following the prompt
Note 2 - If anyone can give me a better title, please shoot them my way … this was a filler title whilst I thought of something better … (though it kind of fits a little with the context of the story)
“Branch I -” the bright pink queen turned her head with a
grin, looking to her new partner. The smile faltered, realising the troll she
was looking for wasn’t there. Her eyes looked left, right, left again.
A candle (green preferably, but any will do)/ Something to represent Fire
A vial of Moon Water/Something to represent Water
Incense/Something to represent Air
Coffee/Something to represent Earth
Something to represent your Deity/the Universe/Spirit
A Drawing of a Pentacle/A pentacle cloth/A pentacle
A sigil for prosperity on a piece of paper/bay leaf
Something to contain your spell, I chose a small pebble from a water fountain, it must be something you’re willing to lose/bury.
A small bowl/cloth/shell (willing to bury)
Get into a meditative state.
Place the coffee/Salt in the Earth branch of the pentacle
Place the water in the Water branch of the pentacle
Light the candle and place it in the Fire branch of the pentacle
Light the incense and place it in the Air branch of the pentacle
Place what you chose for spirit in the Spirit branch of the pentacle
Place what you chose to receive the spell in the middle.
Optionally, you can also form a crystal grid, with a crystal empowering each branch of the pentacle in addition to the associations (I did).
“Mother Earth, Raise your riches up to me. (Touch your earth association)
Father Sky, Carry to me opportunity. (Touch your air association)
Brother Fire, Burn away any obstacles. (Touch your fire association, don’t get burnt)
Sister Stream, Lead me to what I seek. (Touch you water association)
Lord Loki (Goddess, Lady and Lord, The Universe, Your Deity, Your spirit, anything) this spell oversees. (Touch your Spirit Association)
This will be mine, so mote it be.” (Touch the spell recipient.)
Burn the sigil, keep the ashes.
Meditate while holding the spell recipient, until it throbs.
Mix a drop of water, the ashes of the sigil, the coffee and the ashes of the incense together (if you didn’t use incense, just use the hard end of a feather to mix everything up) and keep them in the money corner of your house/room/office.
Keep the spell recipient on you, or touch it daily until desired effect takes place.
Bury the ashes and the spell recipient.
Ⓧ This spell has been tested . (It worked the next day)