Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hollow


Owl on the doorstep,
neat as a pin;
say the right word,
and she'll let you in.

Hollow is the heart
that has left love out;
but if it tries to fool you,
smack it on the snout.

Witches in the meadow
beckon us to follow;
wolves are a-wilding,
down in the hollow.

Bones so brittle,
bones that are hollow -
suck out the marrow -
try not to swallow.

Crooked witchy fingers,
hollow as a bone;
if she points one at you,
you have to take her home.


Some nonsense for Marian's prompt at Real Toads : Hollow




14 comments:

  1. She better not point my way. I'm not taking anyone home. Nope, I am not! 😁

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  2. Nonsense?? No, no! This is brilliant! Each stanza is a gem - love the feel of an incantation... and a caution to be wary of witch-women!

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  3. Your witchy owl poem reminds me of a skipping rhyme, Sherry, with its rhythm and rhyme. Anything with owls and witches gets my attention. I particularly enjoyed the stanza about the wolves a-wilding.

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  4. The witch can come here and help with the cooking when I'm fed up with it, I am sure she could brew up something nice!

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  5. Lol I am currently smacking it on the snout these days my dearest Sherry! 😊

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  6. Ah this little bit of nonsense is delicious for the spontaneity and the lessons woven within the textures and fabrics; as Kim noted, this is a very light for it tone and feeling, and yet the lessons are there. Throw caution to the winds, - I'll enjoy the owl, the witch, and wolves - with open arms! :)

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  7. "If she points one at you,you have to take her home," i.e. one of Nature's laws you'll have to follow so best be to stay away. Sounds like 'sound' advice. I sooo enjoyed reading this ditty, Sherry. Thank you.
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  8. LOVE this! Would really enjoy hearing you read it aloud Ms. Sherry.

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  9. Such an interesting use of hollow in different ways. Love the rhymes and sounds in this one, Sherry!

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