UNDER HIS SPELL

In the land of sleight of hand
the wizard works his magic.
You’d swear you’ve seen this trick before,
since his wondrous skills are in demand.
His prestidigitation has you hooked
as he waves his magic wand,
and as close as you follow, you can not see
where this sleight of hand will land.
The man defies all logic,
you’d swear you’ve seen this trick before.
But still, you’ll confirm his illusions are grand.

**POET’S NOTES: Developing a new “form” to celebrate the magical aspect of the prompt. I call it Houdini. It hinges solely on the rhyme scheme of the “magic word”: A-B-R-A-C-A-D-A-B-R-A. There is no set meter although I’m working on it. There is a repeating refrain – “R”. I should have a mystical/magical theme.

(C) Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014

POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. – DAY 29: REALISM/MAGICAL

One thought on “UNDER HIS SPELL

  1. ABRACADABRA

    Walt, I like this form of yours,

    with all its wand-conducting waves

    –oft around illusions of a pasted smile–

    how words with sleight appear like blurs.

    My eyes can never follow how it’s done.

    I am amazed by crafted phrase that lures

    the minds of readers and their souls,

    and how a poet’s magic work ensures

    that passion, shared in metered measure, saves

    –oft around illusions of a pasted smile–

    so many random thoughts with rhyming cures.

    Thanks,

    Damon

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