Magic often comes unseen,
in midnight sky, a sparkling flash,
on morning beach, a treasure stash—
a seabird message left for you
in colored stones of ocean hue.
Magic often comes unexpected,
a wish upon a star, synchronicity, chance,
or perhaps more than happenstance—
that needed doggy grin, the outstretched hand—
none of it planned,
nature and nurture, combined, entwined—
reactions or fate? Other realms or in-between,
ensorcellment in the glimmering sheen—
the magic, unexpected, unseen, and seen.
For Paul Brookes’ Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 12. There were only two works of art today, and my poem is inspired by both of them. You see read the other poems here.
I enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for reading!
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Thank you, Paul.
Thank you! 😀
Lovely entanglement of it all …
Thank you, Susan!
I got stoned just looking at that shorebird, Merril, and then your wonderful verse enhanced the buzz. Thanks!
Thanks so much, Ron.! 🤣
There is magic in these small things, you’re right, and it happens without us having to search for it.
Thank you! I think so, too.
Thank you, Jill!
The magic in the small things in life pulls me in! You captured that essence so well in your poem. ❤
Thank you so much, Colleen!
Ensorcellment! I’ve never heard of that word. A thoughtful poem.
Thank you, Luanne. It’s such a fun word, isn’t it?
I had to lookup “ensorcellment” as well! It reminds me a little of “pixilated,” one of my favorite words.
Pixilated is a good word, too.
It sounds like a seabird. 😀
I first encountered the word in a novel in reference to a little old lady who behaved as though taking direction from pixies. I’ve loved it ever since!
I usually see it in reference to images. Pixies are more fun. 😀
Pixies are definitely more fun! I did look up the spellings for images versus pixies, and they are different (pixelated vs. pixilated).
Oh, thank you for that!
You’re welcome, Merril!
that’s a cute word, isn’t it?!Pixies and all.
I just love the stone bird picture and you’ve captured it’s magic here 😊
Thank you so much, Ingrid!
I was drawn to the stone bird picture as well.
It is a cool image!
Lovely poem. ❤
Thank you so much, Marje!
There’s magic in every thing , all of us if we only open our minds to it .
Really enjoyed reading this although I will have to look up ensorcellment .
Thank you so much, Andy. I agree.
Ensorcellment is enchantment.
I just looked it up fabulous word .
Your poem is such a good reminder of the magic in the everyday. I love how it comes upon us unawares.
Thank you so much, Liz. It does.
You’re welcome, Merril.
The surprises are what keeps life interesting. (K)
Yes, I suppose so. I prefer the good ones though. 😀
Me too. Although sometimes you can’t tell until later.
Thank you, Derrick.
Yes, yes and yes. I love that these two pieces of art are in the same colour hues. And magic is all around 🙂
Yes! Thank you, Dale!
Who can resist such magic?