4th Class Halloween Poetry

October 21, 2008

These pictures were drawn by 4th Class as a response to Halloween Poems, read by Roisin, as part of a literary exercise for the Samhain Festival.
A ring on a bony finger he found.

The Witches’ Spell

 

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble,

Fillet of a fenny snake

In a cauldron boil and bake;

Eye of newt, and toe of frog,

Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,

Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting.

Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.

For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth, boil and bubble.

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Fire burn and cauldron bubble 

Witch Goes Shopping

Witch rides off

Upon her broom

Finds a space

To park it.

Takes a shinny shopping cart

Into the supermarket.

Smacks her lips and reads

The list of things she needs:

‘Six bats’ wings

Worms in bring

Ears of toads

Eight or nine.

Slugs and bugs

Snake skins dried

Buzzard innards

Pickled, fried.’

Witch takes herself

From shelf to shelf

Cackling all the while.

Up and down and up and down and

In and out each aisle

Out come cans and cartons

Tumbling to the floor.

‘This,’ says Witch, now all a-twitch

‘Is a crazy store.

I CAN’T FIND A SINGLE THING

I AM LOOKING FOR!.

 

The skeleton leapt from the sillThe skeleton leapt from the sill

 

 

The Visitor

 

A crumbling churchyard, the sea and the moon;

The waves had gouged out the grave and bone;

A man was walking, late and alone.

 

He saw a skeleton on the ground;

A ring on a bony finger he found.

 

He ran home to his wife and gave her the ring.

‘Oh, where did you get it?’ He said not a thing.

 

‘It’s the loveliest ring in the world,’ she said,

As it glowed on her finger.  They slipped off to bed.

 

At midnight they woke.  In the dark outside,

‘Give me my ring!’ A chill voice cried.

 

‘What was that, William? What did it say?’

‘Don’t worry, my dear. It’ll soon go away.’

 

‘I’m coming1’ A skeleton opened the door.

‘Give me my ring!’  It was crossing the floor.

 

‘What was that, William? What did it say?’

‘Don’t worry, my dear. It’ll soon go away.’

 

‘I’m reaching you now! I’m climbing the bed’

The wife pulled the sheet right over her head.

 

It was torn from her grasp and tossed in the air;

‘I’ll drag you out of the bed by the hair1’

 

‘What was that, William? What did it say?’

‘’Throw the ring through the window! THROW IT AWAY!’

 

She threw it.  The skeleton leapt from the sill,

Scooped up the ring and clattered downhill,

Fainter…and fainter…Then all was still.

A ring on a bony finger he found.

He saw a skeleton on the ground;For a charm of powerful trouble

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