SUMMON THE SUMMONERS

I absolutely love this  poem, by a favourite poet, Malcolm Guite, for National Poetry Day.

Spell

Summon the summoners, the twenty-six

enchanters. Spelling silence into sound,

they bind and loose, they find and are not found.

Re-call the river-tongues from Alph to Styx,

summon the summoners, the shaping shapes

the grounds of sound, the generative gramma

signs of the Mystery, inscribed arcana

runes from the root-tree written in the deeps,

leaves from the tale-tree lifted, swift and free,

shining, re-combining in their dance

the genesis of every utterance,

pattering the pattern of the Tree.

Summon the summoners, and let them sing.

The summoners will summon Everything.

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(image from Tanja Ting)

4 thoughts on “SUMMON THE SUMMONERS

  1. Oh….magical and wonderful muses!xxx

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  2. Profound……the summoners will sing. 😉

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    1. There’s something rather magical and compelling in the thought of summoners! I can see them beckoning … but where??

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