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Today's Prompt:

#10. Write about something you saw on your walk today.

Today's explanation behind my response:

1) I am cheating. I saw something on my walk yesterday that inspired me to write down a potential poem-title and I wanted to write about. When I saw this prompt on my list this morning I decided to make my idea do double-duty and use it to fulfill a prompt as well as just be a good idea that got me writing. I am cheating because I actually saw this yesterday.

2) Last fall I wrote a series of WITCH poems - 26, or so, in fact. What I saw yesterday reminded me of those poems and seemed like it would be a good addition to that collection, or that it lent well to that character and line of poems. If you are curious, you can read some of my WITCH poems here:

  1) WITCH COLLECTIONS 

2) THE WITCH THESE DAYS

3) SPELL FOR THE ONE WHOM YOU DESIRE YOU DOESN'T DESIRE YOU

4) THE WITCH'S CAT GETS GROUNDED

Today's Response (from refugee, of course)

THE WAY TO THE WITCH'S HOUSE

  Her path begins

by walking under,

the brachiating arch

of some old tree with

hoary, threaded bark

too portentous not

to belong on a walk

to a witch's house,

some supernatural being.

She must have trained

it by magic, as it seems

too believably natural-grown,

too easy to look

into the past and see

how each limb was guided

by patient, mossy hands into

its current shape -- too much

of both, of either tale --

to make the simple

truth of this so given

haunted growth,

this witchy, twitchy bower,

to otherworldly

implication.




posted by _refugee_: 865 days ago