There Will Be Magic Once More In England

The poem-a-day challenge for 2015 continues. This latest was inspired by Susanna Clarke’s brilliant novel (and recent BBC TV series adaptation) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

Doodle for maximum effect.

Doodle for maximum effect.

“There Will Be Magic Once More In England”

I.
Feathers of the blackest black,
like ink, like soot, like dark.
With a shadowed remark
the bird says the King is back.

II.
The portents have aligned here-
English magic returned-
bringing out the learned
who know not of what draws near.

III.
Meanwhile waits Mr. Norrell
for his apprentice Strange.
No magic here can change
the master and the quarrel.

-B.W. Gladney

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