magical

poem- magical - salthouse church photoart
photoart & poem – © 2017 Laura Granby

maybe and then perhaps not do I believe
all in all magic probably needs an a & l to make it real
god is the likeliest source – wholly on a high
inverse of course summons something terribly black
conjuring the uncanny with decapitated hens
against such shadows there are spellbinding scenes
longlasting enough for love to alight

Coming up with an acrostic after Franks prompt this week and written for Paul’s Poetics: Magic

42 Comments on “magical

    • We have to spread a whole lot of it to banish dark forces

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  1. Wonderful acrostic but the last line…oh my. I hope there will be more than enough Love to shed light on everyone of us. Beautiful.

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    • I hope so – with your magic poem you at least know of that you speak!

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    • Reassuring Sarah as was unsure as to how it came across

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    • Can’t have one without the other – thank you Sarah

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    • thanks for adding some alliteration here too

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  2. Nice piece. i liked the idea is doing it as an acrostic.
    Darkness crossed by love crossed by faith
    followed by God.
    Good themes.
    Randy

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    • Thank you – rarely write acrostics but this one emerged as if by magic!

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    • a good comment Beth – thank you. The opening line sets the ambivalence as magic has a dark side but as adjective it goes along with all the mystical magical occasions including falling in love ❤

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    • heaven knows we need it – thank you Trudessa

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    • no wonder Sherry – lots of love and light in your poems

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    • sometimes perhaps we love in the shadows?!

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  3. against such shadows, there are spellbinding scenes
    long-lasting enough for love to alight

    Like it when it can end up for 2 hearts to be together

    Hank

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  4. Clever, I like this sort of challenge one sets our selves when writing.

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    • DVerse do do some challenging prompts!

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  5. Oh dear, those poor hens! Great poem, reminder to me that there is no shadow so dark that light cannot touch it ❤

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  6. Love the twistiness of this as you go through several connected thoughts before arriving at an uplifting conclusion. Nice!

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    • thank you – as is your photography!

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  7. “I go tip-toeing around nostalgia”

    Luv this line. Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today Laura

    Much 😍 love

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    • somehow your comment slipped down a poem but thank you!

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    • never one without the other – yin-yang!

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