Happy Poetry Friday! as Halloween is fast approaching I’m sharing a Halloween inspired poem-story, and art to wet your appetite. Wishing all a spoooooky fun-filled Halloween!
WIRY WINNEY RIDES AGAIN
Wiry Winney whirled
through the town,
haunting all children
Small in stature but
mean in game,
Ooooo, came cries when they
heard her name.
Wiry Winney was
On the night marking
Whoa, is she real– Or
Sneeeaking slowly by
She sets her trap sealed
with rat love,
and floating pumpkins
What’ll happen next? Uhh!
Don’t look now–
I can’t imagine
How many spells will
spill this year?
How many will she
fill with fear!
I see her yonder,
Oooh, watch out…
There’s her broomstick, best
change your route!
© 2017 Michelle Kogan
Visit Brenda Davis Harsham at Friendly Fairytales for this weeks Poetry Friday roundup. She’s offering up a lovely insect for her Halloween Party, but she’s not sure who he is. Be sure to drop by her post and help her figure out his identity… And thanks for hosting Brenda!
P.S. To all my Poetry Friday poet friends, I’m preparing for a local SCBWI conference next week, and a holiday fair coming soon– So I may be a bit scarce on visits the next two weeks, and will hope to catch up soon after.
Your witchy poem is such fun and I love your spook-tacular illustration! Enjoy the holiday!
Hi Molly, thanks! So glad I have Halloween to distract me from all going on in the world! At least for this post.
Wiry Winney! What a great name for a witch. Lots of fun. Thanks for sharing Michelle
Thanks Sally, I had fun with it too!
The picture is just enough scare for us, Michelle! Hope you have fun at your cconference and good luck at the fair, too! I love this little spooky story to go with your picture, and I love “mean in game”.Oooooooo! Happy Halloween!
Thanks Linda, I’m looking forward to both, lots of prep work ahead though.
Wirey Winney is such a great name. I hope I don’t run into when I’m taking my kids trick-or-treating. I really like your illustration as well.
Hi Rebecca, thanks! Have a wonderful Halloween, and watch out for pumpkins floating high!
Wirey Winney is a delight, Michelle. I think she should join the spooktacular Halloween section of Autumn Ablaze as a wonderful piece of artwork.
Thanks Carol, sounds good to me! Let me know if you want me to send you a file.
Delightfully spooky! Though the rhyming worked a little funny for me the first time I read it, because I grew up pronouncing the word garage like “GARE-age”, instead of “Gare-AGE” thanks to my accented parents. 😉
What a fun poem! Wiry Winney sounds like my kind of witch. Can she bring me some of those floating pumpkins? Have fun with the SCBWI conference!
Thanks Kay, perhaps she’ll send you some for next season…
This is a great Halloween poem and I really love the art. I will be sharing this poem with all my little goblins for Halloween.
Thanks for sharing, Enjoy!
Cute poem! Should get people in the mood for some good Halloween fun!
I love your spoooooky, witchy art and poem. Now I’m in the m-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-d for howling ghosts and ghouls and Wiry Winney!
Thanks Penny, hope you had a spooktacular Halloween!
Your Winney is fun, Michelle, but what I like best is the expression on the moon’s face–a kind of nervous admiration! Enjoy your doings over the next few weeks!
Thanks for a fun new witch — scary, but not TOO scary! Good luck in your upcoming ventures!
Thanks Mary Lee!
How many will she fill with fear? Everyone! I wonder if she has any competition? Perhaps there can be a sequel with a witchy showdown or witchy collaboration…
Enjoy your conference!
Great idea Tabatha, thanks!
Wirey Winney is wild, winsome witchy-woman. You could develop her into a book like the Pomegranate Witch.
Thanks Brenda, I hope to sometime soon!
This is my favorite:
How many spells will
spill this year?
garage/mirage — clever rhyme! I love the bouncy fun of the rhythm too!