The Bewitching Hour

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The bewitching hour, casting spells by candlelight. I had such fun imagining a young beautiful maiden excited to cast her first spell! Enjoy.

Her body’s strong in the dead of night, casting spells by candlelight.

Standing tall, embodied with power, so close it is to the bewitching hour.

Her heart is pure, her missions bright, to cast this spell and do it right.

The cauldron stirs, its contents long, each handpicked for this spell’s song.

The elements four, she calls to thee, asking each to hear her plea:

Cast a circle, with thy might, the Goddess here is eternal light.”

“Earth, air, water, and fire, come to me and my heart’s desire.”

She calls up the thunder and the rain, the wind, the heat and the flames.

Nature’s the solution and beckons all, for in it lies an answering call.

The circles complete, the spell at last, the witch is hopeful as she casts.

She puts her energies into the night, her call is answered by morning’s light.

As dawn arrives and her work’s completed, she smiles realizing she has not been defeated.

Her heart is light, her mind is free, she has willed it so, and so mote it be.

-Natalie McCart

Submitted: January 31, 2010

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I love this!!!

Mon, February 1st, 2010 12:08am


Thank you, it's one of my favorites so far. I went to your sight and commented. I look forward to sharing more feedback in the future!

Sun, January 31st, 2010 7:59pm

Practically Enchanted

Thanks. I wrote it for my mother. It's one of my favorites that I have written so far. I will take a look at your work. I am still trying to figure out how to reply to people, hope this finds its way to you.

Mon, February 1st, 2010 12:48am

Sara Blake

This was truly a a lovely mother and I love the way people around inspire you to write such lovely poems! ^-6

Thu, February 4th, 2010 8:39am


Thank you. I'm wwriting one now after reading some of the young readers poems and stories of heartache. I just posted, called all the messed up f----- up things you see.

Fri, February 5th, 2010 5:38pm


Wow!!!!!!!!!! now why have you withheld your talent for so long? Marvelous poem....I was wondering,maybe you'll let me use one of your poems to go along with one of my pics on my photoblog, of course, I will use your name when giving credit to the author, I always do when posting my work with can check out my blog at and see if you like some of the poems I've posted so far...I really think that you are talented!

Sat, February 6th, 2010 8:38am


Yes you may most certainly use, I would be honored. I will go to your photo blog and look. I had to ask my 16 year old what a blog was. My son laughed at me, but said Booksie was a blog sight, I am so computer illiterate. I am excited to check out your blog.

Sat, February 6th, 2010 1:14pm


I love this one. My fav so far. It hits home for me. Hope to see more like it. Your mother must be proud. I can picture that night

Sun, February 7th, 2010 6:46pm


I think she is. She is a pretty great mom. You would really like her.

Sun, February 7th, 2010 11:06am

Vincey Delaney

It's so bewitching indeed!! Great thoughts into it, a wonderful thrill!! thanks for sharing this!!!

Mon, February 8th, 2010 3:44pm


Your welcome.

Mon, February 8th, 2010 3:07pm


That was wonderful!

Fri, February 19th, 2010 11:48am


Thank you.

Fri, February 19th, 2010 7:22pm


WOW! I was utterly blown away! This was incredible to read – the rhythm and flow of the poem were perfect and your word choice was phenomenal (I particularly liked the archaic words). You have earned yourself a place on my 'amazing writers' list for sure! I like this so much I'm going to go read it again :D

Fri, February 19th, 2010 2:22pm


Thank you so much for your thoughtful words. I wrote this for my mother so it was special for me. I will definately check out some of your work in return!

Fri, February 19th, 2010 7:33pm


i loved this one, i always thought witches was an awesome subject matter, theres this awesome poem by anne sexton (heard of her).... called her kind, and she uses anice allusion to witches in the first stanza, lovely poem. funny how you viewed the witch as good when usually they are so misunderstood.

Sat, February 20th, 2010 2:25pm


Thank you. I have known good and bad individuals in all areas of life. I believe in not limiting ourselves to stereotypes. No I haven't heard of Anne Sexton. I will have to look her up.

Mon, February 22nd, 2010 7:35pm

Mistress of Word Play

You know I had a friend in high school who practiced the white arts. She thought she was a witch. This brought some rather fond memories back about her. I liked the way you wrote it. Pretty acurate if I remember correctly. Susan :)

Mon, March 8th, 2010 4:11am


Thank you. I myself don't practice but I have friends and family who do and I respect a lot of their beliefs. I try to remain open minded as a Christian to all other beliefs and respect everyone else's. I think each religion has something interesting to learn.

Wed, March 10th, 2010 7:41pm


Excellent, but I love poems of such nature, witches and mystery, dragons and sorcerers, and you did it so well. You have the touch required to write some deep meaningful things, some good lines here that remind me of my own book four, you are certainly a hidden talent, so I feel. Perhaps you should consider a witch character and not a swords woman eh!
Nice one!

Mon, March 15th, 2010 11:46pm


A witch character would be good! A wand verses a sword, I could definately see that! Thanks for the kind words.

Wed, March 17th, 2010 6:45pm


AWESOME poem hehe, you have a gift for telling stories! I am off to read more of your work! :)

Mon, March 22nd, 2010 12:15am


Thank you. I appreciate your reading it!

Sun, March 21st, 2010 9:43pm

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