Three Kindred Invocation
Invocation to the Three Kindred for a Druid Ritual
Ephemeral are the leaf and bud,
But roots that nourish live on and on.
So live the ancestors of our blood!
Like sigils on stone, once clearly drawn,
Our grandfathers' faces slowly fade,
Fading back into history's dawn.
Memories calling by oath and blade,
Powers of blood that strike like a spear,
Blessed forerunners, lend us your aid!
Mothers and Fathers, be welcome here!
When Mother Earth's birthing first began,
And from that cauldron life did occur,
The first children born were not human!
Deep in the wild the animals stir;
The fey-folk, land-spirits also rise:
Our kindred of scale, feather, and fur.
Cousins thriving on land, sea, and skies,
We ask that you listen and draw near,
Free-living creatures, untamed and wise!
Children of Nature, be welcome here!
Though plants do not see the sunlight's glow,
Still they reach toward it with their leaves.
Thus do the Gods inspire us to grow!
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