Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Goblin Garden

Crouching close together
In the cooling weather,
 With clasping arms and cautioning lips,
With tingling cheeks and finger tips,

Beside the brook,

along the glen,

 I heard the tramp of goblin men.

They said, " Let us get home before the night grows dark;
For clouds may gather
Though this is summer weather."

But laughed every goblin
When they spied me peeping:

Came towards me mobbling,

Flying, running, leaping,

Puffing and blowing,

Chuckling, clapping and crowing!

For your sake I have braved the glen
And had to do with goblin men.

With apologies to Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market
And so before the next rainfall,
How many goblins have you seen in all?

1 comment:

...Nina Nixon... said...

What a lovely post and goblin men..oh my!

Nina x