This little poem is my contribution to help celebrate the Official Kidlit #FallWritingFrenzy! hosted by @KaitlynLeann17 and @LydiaLukidis. Writers are challenged to select one of 15 images and use it to inspire a 200-word piece of writing. Visit the link to have fun browsing through the amazing variety of entries – picture book ideas, middle grade stories, and young adult fare to tickle every fancy!
Maya’s Earth Magic
Every Halloween night, when the owls are in flight,
and goblins and ghouls fill the air,
darkening streets thrill with monsters and treats,
but little witch Maya’s not there.
In the fields she will dance, past pumpkins she’ll prance,
her magical kettle aglow.
Transforming her troubles to green smoky bubbles,
she’ll light up the path as she goes.
In moonlight she’ll sing of the marvelous things,
once taught in the ancestor’s songs—
how souls can still greet us, and love us, and meet us
when we lift our voice for those gone.
The wind stirs beside her and even the spiders
will whisper of things that they loved—
the bright autumn leaves with clean air fit to breathe,
and the people below, stars above.
We give thanks to the earth for the way it gives birth
to bountiful harvests we reap.
We are thankful for seas, for lakes, rivers and trees,
and the wonders that swim in the deep.
Young Maya finds spaces twixt time and far places,
no matter the wind or the weather—
She’s an earth-loving witch who, with each careful stitch,
will weave broken worlds back together.
A shout out to thank @KaitlynLeann17 and @LydiaLukidis for working so tirelessy to help writers connect and support each other!
Oh Maya, the world needs you right now. Beautiful work Kathi!
What a lovely little witch you’ve created!
thanks, all!!!! she hopped into my mind and had to be written…
Nice rhythm and rhyme. Wonderful poem.
Awesome poem and character! You have so much incredible imagery (“her magic kettle aglow” is my fave), and your poem conveys such wonderful emotion. I love your last lines especially. @AnneLipton
Thank you for sharing this lovely rhyme with us for the fall writing frenzy!