Darksome night and shining moon
Hearken to the Witches' Rune.
East and South, West and North
Hear me now, I call thee forth.
By all the powers of land and sea
Be obedient unto me.
Wand and pentacle, cup and sword
Hearken ye unto my word.
Cord and censor, totem and knife
Waken ye all into life.
By all the powers of the Witches' blade
Come ye now as the charge is made.
Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell
Send your aid unto my spell.
Horned Hunter of the Night
Work my will by magick rite.
By all the powers of Land and Sea
As I will, so mote it be.
By all the might of moon and sun
As I say, it shall be done.
Again yes this is by Doreen Valiente. It would appear that the majority of her poems are now accepted as holy religious texts. This does not however make them "age old" or really ancient...unless the 1950s is now considred so long ago that nothing existed before it. This however does not take away any of the meaning or value people can take from the poems. People can learn from them, many do, they are a good way of understanding how a lot of the wiccan belief system works