Friday, October 16, 2009

Witch Poems

It’s that witchy time of year when kids start thinking about Halloween, trick-or-treating, skeletons, vampires, and other scary things going bump in the night. Today, I have three witch poems for you. I wrote For Sale, the first poem posted below, for my collection of humorous fairy tale poems. I think you’ll be able to figure out “which witch” of fairy tale fame is referred to in the poem.

I posted the other two poems previously at Wild Rose Reader.


A cottage made of gingerbread.
The owner witch was just found dead.
She left it to her brother Fred.
He doesn’t want it. Freddie said:
“Please sell the house at any price.
I do not want one made with spice—
A candy coated, sticky sweet
Old cottage that lost kids will eat.
It’s just one room—that’s way too small…
And thirty miles from WARLOCK MALL.
I shop there almost every day.
Please sell the house without delay.
And with the money that I get
I’ll buy a brand new jumbo jet
Engine powered zigzag zoom
Silver bristled sonic broom.”


There was a witch who liked to race
Her supersonic broom through space.
At six o’clock last Friday night
She blasted off at speed of light.
She whizzed past Mercury and Mars…
Then headed off toward distant stars.
Across the galaxy she sped,
A black peaked helmet on her head.
An interstellar traveler, she
Explored the Milky Way with glee.
She chased swift comets here and there.
She watched bright supernovae flare.
She zipped through clouds of cosmic dust…
A witch bewitched by wanderlust.
There was a witch, I’m sad to say,
Flew near a big black hole one day.
It sucked her in just like a bean.
You won’t see HER on Halloween!

Wicked, warty crone, dressed

In black, a peaked hat

Teetering on her head as she

Careens through the air on her broom cackling

Happy Halloween!


At Political Verses, I have a double dactyl written by Julie Larios.

At Blue Rose Girls, I have a repeat post called Blogging My Poetry.

Laura Purdie Salas has the Poetry Friday Roundup this week.


Jules at 7-Imp said...

Love those! I'm totally going to read them to my girls.

Tricia said...

I love all of these, but particularly the For Sale poem. Thanks, as always, for sharing your lovely work.

Elaine Magliaro said...


I hope your girls enjoy my witch poems.


It's always a pleasure sharing my poems with my blogging friends on Poetry Fridays.

Susan Taylor Brown said...

Oh this are so much fun! I like the For Sale poem best too!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Tricia and Susan--

I'm happy to know that you both liked "For Sale." I wasn't too sure about that poem.

I can tell you that I had a lot of fun writing my collection of fairy tale poems!

Saints and Spinners said...

My favorite one is There Was a Witch, probably because I've got outerspace on the brain lately. Thanks for posting these poems.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Alkelda. Some of these broom-flying witches are real adventurers!

Henry Lawson Poems said...

My daughter loves your poem and she loves her meg books.