Eugie’s Weekly Prompt ~ Magic ~ #Poetry

Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Prompt – Magic – May 20, 2021

I kissed the moon, the clock stopped.
Clouds held their position.
I found myself in Avalon, sitting beside Merlin,
A large book on his lap
Teaching me the power of thought
Around us, beneath the silver light
Morning glories grew, those beautiful purple bells,
Ringing out a sound no one should hear
Until you learn to hold on to the ground
My feet, floating free, my heart singing a song,
words I could not understand.
The sound pleasing to my ear.
Merlin wasn’t pulling a voice, so I carried on.
Emptying the joy from my heart
If I am dreaming, don’t wake me!

© Anita Dawes 2021

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Viewpoint – May 13, 2021

Young genie in the making
Waiting for someone to ask for a wish
With each wish he grants, he gains a year
Learning from those who touch the lantern
How to fight for his freedom
Young and old have made their wishes
It seems to go from hand to hand
Until the day he realises they cannot see him
They are stupid humans, blindly making wishes
Sometimes being left in the charity shop
Waiting for someone to buy him
He has been picked up, turned around
Put back on the shelf
Late at night when the shop is closed
He can see people passing by
Some stop to look in the window
He has made so many silent wishes
For someone to see him
Until they do, he cannot bargain for his freedom
He waits, bitterness creeping around the edge of his heart
His days grow dark, God help the one who sets him free…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt ~ #Poetry

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Flutter – April 29, 2021

We fly, we dance, we live.
We are fleeting, our beauty remembered.
There is double power in reflection.
If you see us hovering over water
Make a wish, it will come true.
Foolish thought, you’re thinking.
How do you suppose I became this way?
My wish was to fly.
Here I am in blue splendour.
Before my time is up, I will wish again
To be as I was, with a life of a butterfly remembered…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt ~ #Poetry

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Dance – April 22, 2021

My soul, lost inside a rainbow world
I dance. My body sways, bends, stretches
Inside a penny gobstopper
I am a mass of energy
My mind screaming to be set free
Let me dance where there can see
Let me bring the colours with me
Let me turn the gobstopper inside out
My hair flying behind me
My body contorted by muscle memory
I cannot stop until they can see…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Canopy – April 1, 2021

Few people will have heard about the mushroom gods

That visit the ancient woods once a year,

beneath their own luminous green canopy.

Born as one, separate now, yet always together

They stand within the sacred circle to bless the land

They gather information from the trees

Of those that have passed beneath the green canopy

Showing where families have stepped

With smiling faces and laughing children

listening their strange stories

stepping into the faded footsteps

they speak the blessing for those that passed.

one such visitor, dressed in rags,

spends time hugging the trees,

whispering his message of love and thanks

his blessings shall be tenfold.

they are pleased with the guardians of the woods,

the stories they have told.

they return now to their home beneath the earth.

a wonder we would love to see.

I will tell you of this later…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Swirling – March 25, 2021

The wonder of water never ceases to amaze.

Throw a pebble in a pond, watch the ripples spread,

In perfect concentric circles, a picture of Atlantis in water

I imagine the space between, as land. For a moment,

my mind can travel where the body never can.

For the lack of a time machine, I throw a coin in a wishing well

Wait for that wonderful sound as it hits the water below.

The wonder of a tidal bore, the water running backwards.

Sheer magic.

I could go on for ever about the wonders of water

my favourite pastime is swimming.

I love floating in water

One of the best ways to destress

To free the mind…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Rainbows – March 18, 2021

The double promise of peace ahead
Of magic within the space above
For those to see
Stand still awhile,
feel the change in the atmosphere
Hear the whisper across the corn
Telling you, you can be whatever you want
You are the best of the rainbow promise
Things you have forgotten will return
You are time touched to make your own magic…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt ~ #Poetry

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Crystal Ball ” September 28, 2020


Talking about borrowed time
As autumn leaves crunch
Beneath my feet
There is lay, the perfect crystal sphere
With autumn scene trapped within
Move it from its bed of leaves
Clear glass is in your hand
Its fortune telling days are done
Gypsy caravans have passed
Their winter pastures they must find
To warm life by family fires
To talk again of borrowed time…

©anitadawes 2020