Nine woods in the Cauldron go,
Burn them fast and burn them slow;

Birch in the fire goes,
To represent what the Lady knows;

Oak gives the forest towers might,
In the fire brings the God’s insight;

Rowan is the tree of power,
Causing life and magick to flower;

Willows at the waterside stand,
To aid the journey to the Summerland;

Hawthorn is burned to purify,
And draw faerie to your eye;

Hazel, the tree of wisdom and learning,
Adds its strength to the bright fire burning;

White are the flowers of Apple tree,
That brings us fruits of fertility;

Grapes that grow upon the vine,
Giving us both joy and wine;

Fir does mark the evergreen,
To represent immortality seen;

Elder is the Lady’s tree,
Burn it not or cursed you’ll be!

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