A tiny book of poetic spells connected to elemental forces
These ritual poems invite readers to experience words not just in the mind, but also in the body and spirit. Each poem distills the essence of one of the poems from Annie's book Spells into just a few lines. Printed on beautifully colored pages and divided into sections on Casting, the Wheel of the Year, Covening, Creating, and the Goddess, this mini-book is easy to carry and perfect for reading, ritual use or meditation.
From the publisher
"In this micro-book, acclaimed "Poetry-Witch" Annie Finch harvests her Spells, spun at the intersection of magic, word, and world. These ritual poems invite readers to experience words not just in the mind, but also in the body and spirit. Celebrated for her extraordinary love and knowledge of poetic craft and commitment to female, earth-centered spirituality, Finch has created a haunting innovative voice and radically traditional aesthetic. As she observes in the book's preface, "Like sticky seeds when you brush past, these spells latched onto me, ready to be carried to you--to your power, your contemplative life, your ability to make change. Say them aloud, if you can; say them thrice, if you will. Use them to help you to cast a circle, turn the year, coven, create, invoke."
Turn me. Touch me. Heal me. Change me.
Seasons of the turning year,
Move me. Make me. Rearrange me.
Lead me home, again, here.
"Finch succeeds in transporting the reader to [a] timeless space"
—Bethany Rose Prosseda, Rain Taxi Review
"You may be familiar with the maxim "good things come in small packages." That saying could well have been created to describe this book, which is small in size but large in scope and beautifully organized. . . The Poetry Witch Little Book of Spells will hold interest for many readers, not only for its poetry, but also for its use of fonts and color."
"The reader can trust Spells, poem after poem, and can revel in it. . ."
—Anna Leahy, Fiction Writers Review
”Annie Finch’s Spells is a pure tone that calls us home to the first impulse of poetry. We link to mystery. We lift off.”
"Everyone should have a copy of Annie Finch’s Spells on their shelf, for those hours when patterned rhythm and sound seem the best approximation of the soul’s speaking."
—Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, World Literature Today