A Spell For Bringing Back Lost Words by Jane Waters

Eye of NEWT is always good,
Mix with IVY – WILLOW wood.
Sing a CAROL in a PEW;
Or perhaps a PSALM will do.

Bring a VICAR, MONK or NUN
At a CANTER, here they come.
And for speed, a CHEETAH too;
PORCUPINES will make them go!

Spread some PANSY, PARSNIP, round;
Sprinkle GOOSEBERRIES on the ground.
Shake some PORRIDGE OATS to mix;
Stir with BEECH and HAZEL sticks.

When you’ve gathered all of these
You can make a spell with ease
STORK and THRUSH and WEASEL, WREN
Lost words will enter speech again!

 

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