Thomas McCarthy reads
Against a Dwarf
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You scald this dwarfish outpour, you score such names as these on seven wafers the paten: Maximianus, Malchus, Iohannes, Martimianus, Dionisius, Constantinus, Serafion And pray this paean afterward, sing to the left ear, pray likewise to the right: crown of the head, with words manipulate. This time a maiden hangs prayer upon your neck; a pendant for three days. All shall be well. And come upon you this spiderlight With cloak at hand making you his horse-beast His rope upon your neck goading you ‘til airborne For soon as lightened thus fevers begin to cool Companion of grief this dwarfish sister To degrade such heat to sweat such oaths Never to harm the stricken never do worse Not any follower who breathing recites Who gains such words such gallant myths It is written. Amen. Listen to more readings from The Word Exchange »