The Nine Herbs Charm

A collaborative re-visioning of the Nine Herbs Charm, an old English poem addressing nine healing herbs, that was first recorded in the tenth century. Since the first part of the written poem mentions Oden, while a later phrase talks about Jesus, it can be concluded that spoken enunctiations of the charm have undergone continuous revisions; parts have been added and presumably left out. In continuation of this tradition, we re-wrote the poem into a situated account of our personal interactions with some of the herbs and some others.

To be published in Snaky Zine’s MAGICK edition.