Harry Potter makes the acquaintance of a house elf which gets him into some bother with his carers the Dursleys when the house elf smashes a pudding over the head of Vernon Dursley’s work colleague’s wife’s head
when not at Hogwarts, a school for young witches and wizards locked in his room his best friend Ron and his twin brothers come to his rescue in a car that happens to be floating outside of his barred bedroom window worried, they have arrived to take Harry to their home the Burrow.
Not sure whether i was attempting to write a review, summary or poem for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ first few chapters, but it’s not very good. Far too many words beginning with w. Back to the drawing board.
the scenic view as i walk through layers upon layers of small happenings
of joggers a train speeding by the sparkle of dew on grass crooked rubbish sacks beside the bins
an empty park with ghosts of children past
i rejoice in the days that begin when winter ends
when i wake and behind the curtains the sunshine is waiting for me
the grey, miserable days can be forgotten replaced by hope, possibilities that don’t look so impossible
showered, and dressed i walk, out into the park where the trees wave at me and twigs snap underneath my feet
further into wooded areas it is like i am alone, with a different kind of magic the hum of the road is almost inaudible
it feels i could walk forever releasing my worries
in curiosities of nature – discarded eggs, feathers, and a pair of mittens dangling on a low hanging branch from the tree
in the event the person who lost the pair may return for them
how separate we can become
lost from what we hold dear
relying on a stranger to take notice and help us find our lost belongings again
NOTES The sun was out over the Bank Holiday weekend and, as it goes, suddenly everyone in the country appeared to be a lot happier. I actually wrote this poem a couple of months ago and just added a few details when I edited it a few days ago. I’m not happy with the ending of the poem, but it did leave me stumped. I imagine something will come to me eventually though.