The Witch

Nine times she’d beaten her black and blue
(this would have to end)
after a secret refresh of her courage she
vowed there wouldn’t be a number ten.

White magic was also powerful
and with feelings laid so bare
she sought out books of
ancient alchemy
(the more to learn the craft)
and to shift herself into gear
then, she’d known what she had
to do to beat the vicious crone.

With a smooth and final shove
into the stinking peat
the evidence of even her bones
would be lost inside the stench
of other organic matter also
being gassed as the peat
covered her head.

At last, at last
the young white witch was free
now she would live in harmony

‘ding dong the wicked witch is dead.’


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I really liked this pic and have wanted to write something for it. The wordle words seemed to lead me on a witches brew path this week.

Peat is found in many wetlands but, my own experience with it comes from living in the Scottish Outer Hebrides where the islanders/crofters even today, dig it, cut it into slabs, dry it out and use it for fuel.

Shared with The Sunday Whirl #72

There’s No Place Like Home

Heart thumping in rapid thump, thump, thump pulsations, she closed her eyes picturing as she did spacious fields all about the little wood cabin. The elements must’ve read her thoughts as time itself seemed to spasm in rare fits and starts about her. Having already lost him once she tightened her grip on the dog then tapped the heels of her ruby glass slippers together and wished three times aloud. Soon she and the dog were weightless… tumbling round and around ’til finally the spinning ceased, the magic spell had been released. Where had she been?…. It had all been a dream or….was it? Maybe it would always remain an enigma.

As most of you will know this of course the 1939 movie <a href=”The Wizard of Oz based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Starring the then 16 year old actress Judy Garland

Funny how things seem to suddenly spring to mind from seeing the wordle words. This came to me from the words glass, weightless and tumbling and even more of a coincidence it was on one of our TV channels last night and, that sealed it for me.

Shared with Brenda W’s  The Sunday Whirl wordle #34