Today’s writing is a double golden shovel poem using two lines from Elizabeth Willis’s “The Witch.” Lines are emboldened vertically.
Double Double Golden Shovel
with herbs and frogs she concocts
a potion which may at first
glance appear soupish ~ then
she will call to powers that
will not be weak but will
make her stew an acting agent,
rancid only in deed ~
the enemies of a witch sip
fresh hell from silent spoons,
butter creamy film residue
of wickedness from whose actions
her spell placards exacting
righteous evil are cast upon her
neighbor who soon goes missing….
3 Replies to “Double Double Golden Shovel”
Very nicely done! I love the line “fresh hell from silent spoons”.
Very clever. Love the Shakespeare allusion in your title, as well as the picture. Did you take that on your trip to Salem? Fun poem for this spooky season.
Ooooh, Kim. wow. I don't know how you do those double golden shovels so flawlessly. I too love the title, and these lines make me shiver:”the enemies of a witch sip fresh hell from silent spoons, butter creamy film residue of wickedness”