Since we have no featured poet for Poet’s Sanctum this January/February – we will be sharing poems that are in keeping with our paranormal/circus/carnivale theme.
I bought this picture book hist whist by e.e. cummings and illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray while I was in the Philippines July of last year (around 1.50 sgd). The soft yet reddish and greenish tints/hues used by Deborah, I felt, did the eerie poem justice. Poetry Friday is hosted this week by the beautiful Elaine Magliaro at Wild Rose Reader.
hist whist little ghostthings tip-toe twinkle-toe little twitchy witches and tingling goblings hob-a-nob hob-a-nob little hoppy happy toad in tweeds tweeds little itchy mousies with scuttling eyes rustle and run and hidehidehide whisk whisk look out for the old woman with the wart on her nose what she’ll do to yer nobody knows for she knows the devil ooch the devil ouch the devil ach the great green dancing devil devil devil devil wheeEEE
hist whist by e.e. cummings, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray. A Trumpet Club Special Edition, 1989. Bought my own copy of the book. Book photos taken by me.
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