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Friday, April 26, 2013

April Anomalies A-Z: Wizard

Men will bid you consult wizard and diviner, that talk in ghostly voices over their enchantments; Who doubts, they say, God will send his own people answer, an oracle from the dead to the living? Isaiah 8: 19

The wizard came from east of earlier
with whispered voice to cast his spells,
incantations in the fog
to raise the shades of ancient men.

No sparks or schizophrenic flames,
but he speaks in peeps and mutters,
to call up the spirits of the dead.

Word for word he speaks the chant;
the hypnotic cadence of his words
brings the knowing one divinations
and familiar dreams and omens.

This is part of April Anomalies A-Z, a creative writing exercise and not intended to be an altogether accurate picture of the creature described above. 

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