Yesterday, at Harry Potter Day held, at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, I promised the spell-writing children that I would create a spell poem from the unique ingredients they conjured up. Here it is in all it’s glory;
A Muggle Spell
by Nicola Hulme
A muddle of magical muggles,
A sensational spectacular scene,
Wizarding costumes everywhere
An incredible Hogwarts dream.
Unique ingredients invented,
Imaginations running wild
Spells cast on the unwitting
By a most innocent looking child.
Heads were filled with potions,
Hands quilled beautiful lines.
It warmed the heart to see their smiles
Though mischief was on their mind …
Here’s a list; a bizarre selection
of the ingredients captured that day,
a spell written to bond and bind them
for good or evil, who can say?
Into the cauldron
Into the cauldron dark and deep
Add a snore from a big sleep.
Add the wing from a hippogriff
This will make the mixture stiff!
Two purple ants, two Muggle eyes
Fan the flames until bubbles rise.
Killer’s blood, just a drop,
Add a teaspoon of troll snot!
Spider eyes and Hagrid’s beard
For a potion wild and weird.
A feather from a phoenix wing
Spit from snake, keep stirring!
Nails from a dragon’s toes
(You might want to hold your nose)
Finally a giggle of newt’s laughter
To give us the spell that we are after….
Ingredients provided by the children of Hogwarts Stockport
on Harry Potter Day 11th February, 2018