This week Julia's challenge is to create a recipe fit for a witch.
Now, I thought about this when I read it and decided to try to do something different to what I expect the others to do, for after all witches do not have to be bad do they?
This time of the year, with Haloween looming (and I hope the forecast is correct so that the trick or treaters stay home) it is all too easy to slip into bad witch territory.
So, here is mine- hope you like it. If it seems somewhat confusing see the note at the end :)
Comments good or bad welcomed.
(By the way, have I ever mentioned that I own not one, but two little black cats? )
A breath of air,
From a mother’s kiss silver dust,
From a butterfly’s wing a newborn babe,
Suckling from the breast an orb spider
Weaving her intricate web.
From snowdrop’s petals a fizz,
From a sherbert dip a tender kiss,
From a lover to his sweetheart a glorious tune,
From a skylark warmth.
From the midday sun a flicker,
From a fire gentle purring,
From a sleeping cat bubbles rise,
From a freshwater brook hope springs ,
From an eternal optimist.
Lastly I will stir it once, twice, thrice.
My recipe for a future not yet told.
If this all seems somewhat random, I used the poem , "I saw a peacock with a fiery tail" as my inspiration; it is a poem I have often used in class with children to stimulate creativity. http://www.potw.org/archive/potw193.html
I adore poetry and love teaching it to children ; if I was in charge of the curriculum I would have far more emphasis on it because it is such a rich and varied genre of writing. But I'm not , so I just do it as much as I can. And I wouldn't be without this book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhyme-Not-Teaching-Children-Poetry/dp/0340611480/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1351617050&sr=1-1
I have been in the classroom for more than 20 years now and have not found a better poetry book than this.
Read the rest of this week's at http://www.linkytools.com/wordpress_list.aspx?id=169496&type=basic