Abacadaba, or: Abracadabra

My 1st ‘Magic 9’ poem

Might abacadaba be a charm,
Or perhaps potent poetic hex?
Would that it could guard from harm,
Its very form a counter-curse spell!
What guides forth poet's tired arm?
His mind, or weird magic force?
Could such rhymes barbarian disarm,
Or vile sorcerer's intentions vex?
... Well, should I vanish, please raise the alarm!

33 thoughts on “Abacadaba, or: Abracadabra”

  1. A weird magic force I think…all of it. I once had an idea to keep trying different poetic forms, but I like that you are doing it for me. (K)

        1. … for pedestrians like myself, I have just looked up resources for – well procrastination: the Open University has a web site openlearn with loads of free audio and script material – including on poetry. ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. I often think how lucky we are to be living during this information era – so much is available to us at our very fingertips. Anyone who invests enough time doing online research can make him/herself out as very clever these days!

  2. Having just looked up the structure of a Magic 9 poem, I can see that this is clever and playful. I like it very much and could have a lot of fun with this form.

        1. if you look at this webpage directly (instead of in your WP reader), can you see a YouTube video embedded in one of my above comments, Lesley?

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