the biter bit / spells against midges from Dawyck and Logan

midge_in_flight

a spell against midges

who then are the six lovers of midges?

this is how they shall be known

the fat toad will tongue them: idge

they will rise to the maw of the flitter bat: i g

in the name of the  swallow they shall midge

in the name of the open-jawed sundew they shall id e

 the leaping salmon will snap them: d g

the whirring dragonfly will chew them: s

 in this way is the spell against midges spoken

Gerry Loose

and another:

Spell Against A Midge

Midge, I have a cord
To bind you
To the edge
Of a bone-dry desert.
Midge, I will deliver you
To be judged
By a hunger
Of swallows.
Midge, I will wait
Till I catch you,
Will not budge
Till you’re bottled.
Midge, you will learn
That glass is not porous,
Like rain, & that it’s cold
In the fridge.

(This Midge Charm Efficacious Against One Midge)

Jean Atkin

and another

[crushing myrtle between fingers, say]
scent of sweet gale
heat of a sunbeam
[rubbing myrtle leaves on exposed skin, say]
taste of sweet gale
blaze of a sunbeam
[shouting and running, say]
roar of sweet gale
a gale! a gale!

Mandy Haggith

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One thought on “the biter bit / spells against midges from Dawyck and Logan

  1. [crushing myrtle between fingers, say]
    scent of sweet gale
    heat of a sunbeam
    [rubbing myrtle leaves on exposed skin, say]
    taste of sweet gale
    blaze of a sunbeam
    [shouting and running, say]
    roar of sweet gale
    a gale! a gale!

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