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Call out to magical readers and writers

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This is a call out to magical readers and writers, poets, songwriters and creatives alike. Be part of a magical group on Facebook and Twitter, that wants to ‘take over the world incrementally’, a wonderful phrase from Laura Perry, one of the group of four of us who head up this revolution.

It all started with Sheena Cundy who brought in myself, Ruth Aitken and Laura to form a working group, working in unison to sail us in one direction; to fight for our creative talent to be heard in the world at large. Talking together, we began to understand what that meant; we weren’t just talking about stories anymore.

These are Sheena’s welcoming words that head our group page:

As the Witches among us will know, this (magic) happens when we weave the web. And here, the threads are constantly flowing from the earthly to the unearthly, reading to writing – the craft of words and magic binding together where the boundaries blur.
Witch Lit is something we are passionate about, not just because it reflects what we do but more importantly because it expresses who we are as magical creatives:
The Wise and Wild among us, the Warriors and the Healers. The Visionaries. Storytellers, poets and songwriters, bards.
The Walkers between the Worlds.

If you have work out in the world, we want to know about it.
If you want to put work out into the world we can help you do it. And in the doing we can all grow and build together, individually and collectively.
We don’t have all the answers, but between us we try and work them out with large dollups of humour and respect for each other, our paths and crafts.

So enjoy the vibe and we hope you get something out of being here. Make the most of it and ask questions…it’s how we all learn!!!
Remember to add your links to the file Laura has set up, it’s always useful to know where to find out more about each other.
And if you’re particularly nosey like me, this will feed any curiosity and hopefully inspire you to move out of that comfort zone.
Because that’s where the magic happens.
Dark Moon blessings! )O(

Come and share your magical creative talents, ideas and thoughts, on our group, interacting with other creatives with love and respect.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1055104057875422/

https://twitter.com/WitchLit1

 

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A Poem for Every Night of the Year

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One of my clever sons bought me this book for Christmas. I flicked through the index. I found a list of memories and new poems to explore.

8th January The more it SNOWS (tiddley-pom) – A.A. Milne

The idea for this poem is Winnie the Pooh’s, waiting for piglet to answer the door. My affection for Pooh and his friends is unwaning, the feel and smell of the faded blue and white paperbacks will stay with me forever. Pooh and Piglet and friends kept me company through much of my childhood.

5th February On the Ning Nag Nong – Spike Milligan

Wonderful nonsense poem.

12th March from The Lady of Shalott – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

‘On either side the river lie, Long fields of barley and of rye…’ Transports you away to another world.

1st April Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll

So good, I remembered the first verse by heart.

22 May Jim, who Ran away from his Nurse and was Eaten by a Lion – Hilaire Belloc

I loved these poems as a child, remember most of ‘Matilda’ but forgot how good this one was!

25th June Simbleshanks: The Railway Cat – T S Eliot

I learned ‘McCavity’ at school so this is a new discovery for me.

 

Join me later in the year for another list of happy poetic memories.