Before you anoint the objects with a sacred dressing.
I carefully choose them for their shape and size,
For from these holy objects magic will derive.
I carve the rune symbol on ancient stone,
Or chisel it deep within polished bone.
Bless each with an offering I have bled,
Stain them with the sacred color of red.
When all is done and I am ready,
I cast them with hands so steady.
Where they land and how they fit,
Within these stones the future is writ.
- Glenn Bergen, Copyright, 2013.