Monday, 11 October 2010

Monday's Child # 16


What's Cooking?

"I will sprinkle in fairy wishes
so this brew will be delicious
in a twinkling" said the gnome,
chanting over bright green foam
through flowing beard. From pointed hat
he added bits of this and that
as he was elegantly sitting
beside the Witchy Sisters, spitting
spells into the brew,
each foot dangling (minus shoe)
in the way that people's do
whose legs are short, like me and you.

Two rats, three bats and one black spider
wondered what could be inside the
pot that bubbled on the fire,
as the flames curled ever higher.
Would they be allowed to drink
a sample droplet, d'you think?
Or would the witches be too greedy
to share supplies with any needy
animal who might be near?
Come, whisper answers in my ear!

Thanks to Monday's Child for finding the Beccy Blake illustration featured in this week's prompt.

36 comments:

  1. I love this.. Hallowe'en is coming. :)

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  2. The opening scene from Macbeth, perhaps?

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  3. Oh this is wonderful! perfect for the picture :o)

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  4. Wow...That pic is so witchy..reminds me of all the cartoons I've seen...
    Rhymes have come so nicely...
    I am gonna recite this one to my nephew with all the creepy sounds I can manage,Penny.:D
    It should go straight into junior-school textbook...
    Loved it!

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  5. Fun read Jinksy. This has to be the first cooking post that I have ever read around lunch time that did not contribute to my hunger.

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  6. Love it Jinksy - am wondering which of the three in the picture you see yourself as (excuse the grammar) - I rather like the chubby middle one.

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  7. Weaver! I'm the gnome with the beard and no shoes, of course. It's a disguise I often adopt when I want to go incognito! Hehehe !

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  8. I love your rhyming - very clever!

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  9. Jinksy !!!another ratty poem today and I'm giggling again. I love the rhymes and the speed.

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  10. Brilliant! Just plain brilliant!

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  11. halloweeen is coming goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man's hat, if you don't have a penny a ha penny will do if you don't have a ha penny then god bless you love the putz

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  12. Move over, Shakespeare! (Remember the old "Eye of newt, and toe of frog/Wool of bat, and tongue of dog" gambit from Macbeth?)

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  13. Ma, it's wonderful-I'll get the girls to see it tomorrow! XXX

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  14. I loved the poem and also the picture. They went beautifully together.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  15. Smiles and chuckles all around. Loved it.

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  16. It is a wonderful writing to go with the illustration. I really enjoyed it.

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  17. Love the part about the one shoe! I can so relate! Very fun poem!

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  18. Boy that is a fun one and before you know it I will have to pull out my witch hat for the holiday:)

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  19. Jinksy you are a natural...love how you picked out the one with no shoes and his feet dangling...you cute ...thank you so much for posting at Monday's Child....bkm

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  20. I really loved that poem Penny! Simply brilliant!
    Do you publish any of your poems or other works? - Dave

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  21. great poem...i have mine up now....it was a fun art piece to use wasn't it!!!xxx

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  22. oh jinksy i loved this...would like to join the cooking...bright green foam...hmmmmm

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  23. Delightful and entirely appropriate to the picture prompt. I marvel at your capacity to adopt any style!

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  24. Wonderful! Good reading... and congrats on POTW.

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  25. Congrats on the POTW! I often see your comments but like many of us there are so many blogs to read we don't get t them all.

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  26. Oh I love that poem. Great picture too.
    Next chapter of my story is up today.
    Blessings, Star

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  27. Wonderful. Very Roald Dahl, and just in time for Hallowe'en. A verse or two more, some illustrations, and you'd have yourself a children's classic, I think. Really.

    Congratulations on your potw.

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  28. Leaning closer, ever nearer
    whispering to the closest hearer
    I say with conviction, ever so keen

    Now that's the way to wish us a Happy Halloween :-)

    Well done. I suck at this sort of thing, but you? Are fantastic. Congratulations on a truly fun POTW.

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  29. Thank you, dear Pen, that is absolutely marvellous! Love it!

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  30. What a lovely, sweet little poem, you are so clever! I have a big grin on my face now.

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  31. Dearest Pen...You write the most wonderful poet...Truly you are my favorite living poet!!!! And a WONDERFUL friend and lady as well!!! Loved this!!! Love you, Janine XO

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  32. oops...that should have said poetry...Blogger is acting up and misses half my letters when I type...Arghhh!!!! But you know what I mean!!! ~J.

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