The Irish Pooka

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 14
“Write a myth poem.  Reinterpret a common myth, create a brand new myth, and/or mention a myth in passing. Remember: There are the Edith Hamilton type of myths and the common misconception myths.”

In Ireland the Pooka is feared,
their dress and long wild mane is weird.
Described as resembling little goblins,
yet Harvey was a rabbit, tall and thin.

As shape-shifter, a rabbit might fit
but luminescent gold eyes sound lurid.
In Ireland the Pooka is feared,
their dress and long wild mane is weird.

It is believed Pookas embellish truth,
I fear they are among us now–uncouth.
I would rather believe in Harvey, though;
he’s a grand pal, witty and mellow.
In Ireland the Pooka is feared,
their dress and long wild mane is weird.

2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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