Straw into gold

Published March 20, 2015 by Storm

I found an old notebook the other day, curiosity got the better of me (not always a good thing) and I found myself thumbing through. I’d been toying with fairy tales from a different perspective, I’ve done this on and off for as long as I can remember but don’t usually succeed in getting my ideas down in a way I’m happy with. Amongst the half formed ideas and random phrases I’d scrawled I found the bones of a poem; I doubt it will ever get the polish it deserves so here it is as first penned and not really finished, simply because I’d forgotten writing it and was intrigued to find it.

Straw Into Gold

Straw into gold!

How the fools mocked

her father’s outrageous claim.

And who spins, anyway?

Straw into gold!


Straw into gold!

The intellectuals

assumed tat was bought cheap,

marked up and sold on.

Straw into gold!


Straw into gold!

Flax into linen.

We’ve forgotten the secret

in our so called

civilised world.

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