When The Dark Comes Rising...
When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back;
by QalmeTari Misterres of Death Nat. Norville
Three from the circle, three from the track;
Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone;
Five will return, and one go alone.
Iron for the birthday, bronze carried long;
Wood from the burning, stone out of song;
Fire in the candle-ring, water from the thaw;
Six Signs the circle, and the grail gone before.
Fire on the mountain shall find the harp of gold;
Played to wake the Sleepers, oldest of the old;
Power from the green witch, lost beneath the sea;
All shall find the light at last, silver on the tree.
Written by Susan Cooper writer of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
From Her book The Dark Is Rising.