I blessing give of all that grows,
Of ancient wisdom of the root,
Of sacred knowledge of the stem,
Of beauty hidden in the leaf.
I give you blessing of the twelve
That strengthen, nourish,
Calm and teach,
Of sacred herbs of magic Lore.
To thee I give the heather sweet
To celebrate the Awen’s light.
The fairest of them all to guide
Your gift of verse and song alike.
And mandrake root I give to you
To make abundant your delight,
And burdock too, to purify
Your soul, to keep you safe from harm.
I give you borage sweet and true
To gladden hearts and sharpen minds,
I give you mint to clarify
Your vision, sight and your desires.
I give you nettle’s stings to bite
The hardest hearts, the thickest skins,
I give you woad,so freedom reigns
Whenever song does grace your lips.
I give you meadowsweet to bless
And celebrate the gift of love,
And poppy to remember me,
The one who gave you life once more.
Plantain I give you to stay calm
Resilient in face of fear.
And mistletoe to stay inspired
To heal yourself- whatever comes.
I give you clover leaf for health,
For wisdom and for fortune’s bliss.
The blessing of the mother earth,
The blessing of the things that grow-
I give to you, my thrice reborn,
I give to you, my radiant brow.