Wednesday, March 21, 2012

O Spirit of a Former Time, or, Future Perfect Eight of Wands

a spell to make iffy good and good better

Future Perfect Eight of Wands -- a spell
(makes iffy, good, and good, better)

O spirit of a former time
The which, when quaffed, imparted bowl
Upon delightful bowl, revive, remind
Us now HalfHearted of your Whole.

For we, too weak, or so we seem,
Have lost the will, or win, or lose:
O! Let is dream a better dream!
Or let us sleep -- but let us choose.

For to ourselves we nothing owe
that to each other we learn giving
Might as well get used to Now
in which alone is life worth living.

Spirit! Be thou the Feather! Let us Fly!
If not to the Moon, then good and high.