In Summoning A Ghost {Submitted by SunTiger}

The following poem/excerpt is taken from The Crones Book of Words, by Valerie Worth, ISBN 0-87542-891-6, page 99.

In Summoning A Ghost

For conversation
With the dead,
Attend to ceremony;
Avoid the grave's
Annoyance, speaking
Always gently:

Earth, bone,
And winding sheet
Let this spirit
Come to me --
Yet send it
In peace
Or not at all

If it come,
It should be offered
White wine,
Not red;
and knelt to,
From pity.

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