The Circle of Elder Trees

Outdoor Creative writing group

To the circle
of Elder trees,
witches and wizards,
wise ladies,
Ruis, the old
Celtic name
you are called,
witching women,
protective circle,
we give thanks for your
bounty of berries,
winter protection,
elderberry syrup,
magical wisdom

By the Outdoor Creative writing group for home educated young people

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