This poem was recently emailed to the Museum. Thanks to Andrea for sharing her words with us!
I wait for the witches
to join me on a jaunt
But they antagonise in their tardiness,
like beams of
craved-for spring sunlight
in a winter valley.
From my cottage window,
I scour the heavens.
Then I hear a distant keening cackle
the charcoal twilight.
I grab my cloak in a fit of glee
and race down the
A whoosh of wind heralds broomsticks
with room for passengers and I practice
jumping high so
I might alight on the narrow slice of oak gracefully.
They approach like an unkindness of ravens with cloaks
outspread like wicked wings.
Their laughter sears my skin and
I run towards them as they hover over
the cabbage patch.
A hand is stretched towards me
with gnarled fingers that have
such a hue of blue that the colour
stuns my soul. But still
I cling to the slippery digits. My cloak
billows around me
as I’m hauled onto a borrowed broomstick.
I rise above my home,
and I notice,
from the chimney, my name spelled
in a plume of smoke.
I glance at my black laced boots and
Then I feel the wind tug my hair. A
pointed hat anoints my head,
and it’s all
A Short Biography
Andrea is a recent graduate of Nottingham University achieving a first class degree in Creative and Professional Writing. She is now studying for a Masters Degree in Creative Writing. Andrea has some success as a poet, having some of her poems published. She is passionate about poetry and aims to encourage others to read and write more poems!
So far, Andrea has been fortunate enough to have a short story and three poems published in The Nottingham University Anthology of Creative Writing issues 2013 & 2014. She has also had eight poems published in Snakeskin E-zine 2015/16 editions, and a poem published by Dreamcatcher in the July 2015 edition. Andrea has also recently had a poem published by Skylark, in the November 2015 issue and another poem accepted for publication in the July 2016 edition.
Andrea lives with her husband and two of her sons in the Nottinghamshire village of Keyworth, where she was born.
Address: 2 Fairway, Keyworth, Notts. NG12 5DU