Poems of Magic and Spells Author:William Cole "Of course, all good poetry is magical and all good poetry casts its spell," William Cole writes in his introduction to this anthology. Leprechauns, mermaids, elves, sorcerers, goblins, and witches are the magic-makers in this lively collection. Here are some familiar figures - William Allingham's fairies, W.S. Gilbert's John Wellington Wells ... more »(dealer in magic and spells), and Shakespeare's witches - as well as many that are not so well known.
Strange people, and happenings that cannot be explained by everyday logic are here, too: "I Know Some Lonely Houses" by Emily Dickinson, poems by Walter de la Mare and W.B. Yeats, Paul Fort's "Pam and the Cherries," and the lovely poem "The Wife of Llew" by Francis Ledwidge are all poems with this magical quality. And finally there are some - such as Robert Clairmont's intriguing "The Wheelgoround" and "Rutterkin" by W. Cornish - that are REALLY mysterious.« less