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)

  2. Interesting, we all cast spells on eachother unconsciously with our words..

          1. Indeed David. We are all magicians and wizards. ๐Ÿ”ท๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

        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!

  3. 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. I’m having trouble locating the film, David. Would you post it as a link?

        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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