#BelieveInMagic Day 23: Magic Spells, by Gayle C. Krause (plus 2 Giveaways!)

On the final day of our art and poetry show, Gayle C. Krause has been generous enough to offer not one, but TWO giveaways to a lucky winner!! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the MAGIC!


Magic Spells

Black hat. Bone.
Rune stone.

Which witches possess crafty guiles?
They all wear malevolent smiles.
Their potions and spells
are cast in these dells.
They’ve gathered here, traveling miles.

One holds a basket of apples.
Another, a peppermint twist.
A third holds a spindle,
her evil words kindle
a wicked curse, lost in the mist.

Stardust. Thistle.
Flute. Whistle.

Which fairies serve otherworld kings?
They all have sparkling wings.
Their verses and song
fill the hearts of the throng.
As they dance in charmed fairy rings.

One saves a princess with sleep.
Another, protects Neverland.
A fairy in blue
casts a spell to be true
as she guides a wooden boy’s hand.

Smoke. Gold
Powerful hold.

Who heads the spellcaster’s helm?
In the hidden forest of elm,
when the full moon shines bright,
on a magical night,
where enchantment spirits the realm.

Gayle has generously offered two giveaways! The winner will receive a critique of their rhyming picture book manuscript AND a signed copy of her MG historical novel, Twice Betrayed. You’ll be entered for the giveaway by commenting below.

The contest is open until February 28th, and the winner will be announced on the blog in March.

Gayle C. Krause is an active member of SCBWI, KIDLIT, Ink, and a past member of the Historical Novel Society and the Poet’s Garage. Currently, she serves on the Rhyming Revolution Selection Committee, choosing the “best” rhyming picture book for 2016.  A Master educator, she’s taught Children’s Literature at the secondary and post-secondary levels. She is happy to announce that 2017 will bring two more works to publication. Twice Betrayed, her MG historical fiction novel will be available April 1, 2017, and her new picture book, Daddy, Can You See the Moon? is coming on November 7, 2017. You can follow her writing journey at http://www.gayleckrause.com on Facebook, and on Twitter @GeeCeeK.

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8 Responses to #BelieveInMagic Day 23: Magic Spells, by Gayle C. Krause (plus 2 Giveaways!)

  1. Emily says:

    I can see them flying side by side!

  2. Helen Kitrosser says:

    Your poem is truly magical.

  3. Kristen C.S. says:

    I love the allusions and the strength of your word choices. Very vivid imagery! =)

  4. gayleckrause says:

    Thank you, Kristen. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. 🙂

  5. Charming poem! “Their verses and song fill the hearts of the throng. As they dance in charmed fairy rings.” Let’s hope that describes all of our magical writings!

    • gayleckrause says:

      Joanne: So glad you were touched by those lines. Yes, it is true. We all want to fill the hearts of our readers with our verses, songs, and stories. An astute analogy. 🙂

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