Theatre and book reviews by Janice Dempsey
The prompt today on NaProWriMo.net is to write a charm, a short rhyming poem intended to solve a problem or heal, in the tradition of mediaeval medicine and necromancy. At the moment the UK has a problem: Saharan sand is being blown from Africa across to the country by a south-west wind (an atypical direction), picking up toxic pollution from the European landmass, and hovering for the last few days over Britain in an area of high pressure. It's causing respiratory problems, eye and throat problems and severe asthma to many of us.
So I thought I'd write this charm poem to try to get rid of it: