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Spell of the Air

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In this poem ‘AIR’ is represented as a person. Air is one of the elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Read the poem again several times and then choose one of the other elements: Earth or Fire or Water and create your own 8 line poem using ‘I’. Call it ‘Spell of…’ whichever element you want to write about in your poem. You might want to start by thinking up lots of words connected to your chosen element.

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I am the impulse of all whispers, I
Am the place for a rush of birds,
I am the whole intention of the sky
And the place for coining words.

I am your life breathing in and out,
I set your senses free,
I sort the truth from complicated doubt,
I am necessity.

Spell of the Air

by Elizabeth Jennings