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Young Mirran lived in Calder wood
all of her spells were for the good
in helping out where e’er she could
But Mirran had a plan
And oft times she would sit and brood
about a mortal man

‘It’s not allowed,’ the elves all cried
‘Against our law, and woe betide
a witch who’d wish to be the bride
of mortal human men.
The bell will ring like you have died
and what will you do then?’

Her case was heard and tossed about
The coven’s vote... to cast her out,
No more a welcome here about
Bold Mirran must be gone.
‘Close the book,’ went up the shout
and so the deed was done

‘We must ring the bell, close the book,
 quench the candle,’ declared the rook
The hills around in anger shook
for Mirran was revered
but none would brave the Wizard’s look
his power ever feared 

With no more magic in her spell
And fear to hear the tolling bell
young Mirran left sweet Calder dell
in sadness to depart
But mother blessed and wished her well
and peace came to her heart

So light the candle and rejoice
The man she wed was Mirran’s choice
Fulfilled with love we hear her voice
She sings so soft and sweet
A song of thanks, rejoice, rejoice
Her mortal life complete

A Scottish stanza 
Margaret Foster Oct 7th 2011

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  1. Date: 7/23/2012 5:49:00 PM
    A creative story you have told. Congrats on your poem making it to the final round of the contest! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 8:04:00 AM
    Absolutely fabulous poem! ~Tammy~

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 3:53:00 PM
    I love to hear this put to music. Congrad's on your win to the first round Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 6:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Margaret. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 5:51:00 AM
    I love this story! Thank you.

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 7:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Linda-Marie's "Bell, Book, and Candle" contest Margaret. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 9:55:00 PM
    Margaret, I love this lovely tale you wove. And that is such a cute name, Dingle Wood. You are magical! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 7:12:00 PM
    Very nice and a happy ending. Congratulations Margaret. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 7:07:00 PM
    Congrats. Margaret on your special winning poem. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 6:18:00 PM
    Beautiful job Margaret, worthy of all honor. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 5:43:00 PM
    Congrats Margaret on sweet success in my contest with this dazzling delight luv...

  1. Date: 10/11/2011 10:14:00 AM
    Margaret. I loved this one. It had a different cadence to the rhyme which I found to be quite intriguing. Well written. Going into my favs.

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 3:14:00 AM
    Margaret, such a great imagination, and so creative. I like to see really original poems. Well done. I really enjoyed your poem. Take care Lee

  1. Date: 10/7/2011 7:47:00 AM
    I never say this because I seldom know what I'm talking about but I loved the rythm of this poem. Thank you. Tony