Magic by Lynn White

Now is the season of magic,
from the witches of Halloween
to the fairies and elves of
Father Christmas.
Only for children,
Magic for adults has Pagan qualities
referencing the myths and legends
that made sense of earlier times,
some still invite their ancestors
to picnic with them on the Day Of The Dead.
Only for children,
are the fairy stories and fantasies
of yesterday and today.
But children know
that these are only the building blocks
of magic.
Yes, children know
that magic is something you make.
Sometimes adults forget.

© 2018 Lynn White


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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem ‘A Rose For Gaza’ was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition 2014. This and many other poems, have been widely published. Find Lynn at:


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