On a family walk we decided to play
A Halloween game in the park yesterday.
All up for the challenge, Spooky Scavenge* the name
And cousins, all four, joined in with the game.
They found red-veined leaves to be fresh dragon hearts
And dried up red flowers were - of course - body parts.
We found pixie wings and the tooth of a cat
And brown plane tree leaves were the wings of a bat.
A seed head became a spider's remains
And wizened old chestnuts were rabbits' dried brains.
Goblins' eyeballs were conkers, a twig a bird's claw
We'd not noticed such nasty nature before.
Back in the cavern, we put in a pot
Some strange orange cubes and some water - quite hot.
Then, just like the witch in Room on the Broom*
They threw in ingredients and sniffed the perfume.
In went the squirrel tail and wings of the bat
In went the brains and the tooth of the cat.
Body parts and spiders were tossed in the pot
They cooked it and smelt it and stirred it a lot.
They sprinkled in glitter
And stirred it some more,
Then ladled it out to pots 1, 2, 3, 4.
And now it is set
Four potions are ready.
The nature is glistening, captured in... jelly!