Witch: “Careful the tale you tell. That is the spell. Children will listen.” Finale, Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim
Like beanstalks, lies sprout overnight rising high enough to support giants, as the world withers below
a field of moon-daisies grows, with seeds cast like spells to reflect light,
the glimmer-truth of stars, birdsong carried and bee-buzzed
child-seen before they learn. Careful, they listen.
A quadrille for dVerse. The prompt word is spell. My head is full of lies and stories. Some of the same . . . I watched the January 6 Committee hearings today—more revelations about the former president’s lies. We saw Into the Woods at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia on Saturday. Coincidentally. Bernadette Peters sang “Children Will Listen” last night at the Tony Awards in a segment honoring the late Stephen Sondheim.
she’s crownedxxxxxxxxxresplendent in golden light, xxxxxxxxthe sun is gowned, halo-headed xxxxxxxxxxand the warmth of her smile shimmering, xxxxxxxxxxthaws heart-frost–and ground, she is the bright future xwhere a seed planted now sprouts– and there is hopexxxxxx knowledge will grow, star-dusted again xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxand glowing
A cleave quadrille for dVerse. De has asked us to use the word crown. A quadrille is a dVerse poetry form. It’s a poem of 44 words.