Monday, October 31, 2005

Poems for Halloween

"The Witches' Flight"
by Felice Holman

Magical Prognosticator,
Chanting canting Calculator,
Exorcist and Necromancer,
Veneficial Sabbat Dancer,
Striga, arted, and capricious
Conjurer and Maleficus,
Tonight how many witches fly?
How many brooms will sweep the sky?



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"Witches' Menu" by Sonja Nikolay
Live lizard; dead lizard

Marinated, fried.
Poached lizard, pickled lizard
Salty lizard hide.
Hot lizard, cold lizard
Lizard over ice.
Baked lizard, boiled lizard
Lizard served with spice.
Sweet lizard, sour lizard

Smoked lizard heart.
Leg of lizard, lion of lizard
Lizard a la carte.

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"Wicked Witch's Kitchen" by X.J. Kennedy
You're in the mood for freaky food?

You feel your taste buds itchin'
For nice fresh poison ivy green?
Try Wicked Witch's Kitchen!

She has corn on the cobweb, cauldron-hot,
She makes the meanest cider,
But her broom stick cakes and milkweed shakes
Aren't fit to feed a spider.

She likes to brew hot toadstool stew-
"Come eat, my sweet!" she'll cackle-
But if you do, you'll turn into
A jack-o'-lantern's jackal.

1 Comments:

At 7:15 pm , Blogger Kell said...

Those are just fabulous!

 

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