Daily Archives: June 24, 2018

The Song of the Peacemaker

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Disarm, disarm all worldly harm,
while we sleep in midnight calm;
oh speckled stars of cleansing light
prepare the mists of change for flight;
watch their curling cloud-forms flow
through all life-forms here below;
that they may balance rain and sun,
creating food for everyone;
melt mad greed from heads of State,
banish anger, war and hate.

Disarm, disarm all worldly harm,
while we sleep in midnight calm;
Cleanse this spell in mountain stream;
build the future from a dream.

©Jane Paterson Basil

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Song of the Three Witches, from Macbeth:

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.