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November 2007 Poets Page

A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*

 

 

 

This month we look back to Halloween and forward to Christmas.

 

 

ODE TO A HALLOWED EVE

 

by Les Stephenson

 

 

The witches prance and warlocks play  

They skip and dance beneath the moon    

A festive night the ghoulish way

While death and fear with life commune

 

There's toil and trouble, meet and greet

A long-dead corpse extends its hand

The headless man kicks up his feet

And jigs to join the graveyard band

 

The silver orb above the Earth

Sees Luna trapped in web of limbs

Young werewolves sprawl on sacred turf

To cast their spells for childish whims

 

For devil's feast demands the fruit

Forbade with vows of purity

Then toe of frog and eye of newt

Become a sham of charity

           

Oh goblins, ghosts you cannot stay

Your tricks and treats must finish soon

The sun will bring a brand new day

And then you'll sing a diff'rent tune

 

Les Stephenson

 

 

Les Stephenson is a freelance writer and copyeditor.

 

 

 

 

AND THE WORLD IS WHITE

 

by Gloria Watts

 

Christmas in a world of white

Heavenly angels sing this night

Rejoice, rejoice, a magical sight

Christmas in a world of white

 

Hear golden trumpets soaring high

Blast their tunes across the sky

Christmas in a world of white

Peace to all this Christmas night.

 

Gloria Watts

 

 

Gloria, a retired Further Education College Lecturer, lives in a small Market Town in Northamptonshire, England. .  She writes short stories and flash fiction - many published on line at Bewilderingstories, Apollos-Lyre, The Fiction Flyer, and LongStoryShort. When not writing she likes to keep busy.  She enjoys watercolour painting, playing piano, gardening and yoga.

 

 

*Send poetry submissions to underamuse@yahoo.com.au .

Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Special themes for the 2008 are romance and human failings

 

The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.

Copyright 2007 by The Muse Marquee. All rights reserved. All authors hold individual ownership & copyrights of any material contributed. No unauthorized usage of any published material within the Muse Marquee unless permission is first granted by copyright owner of said material.