Adventures of The Wishing Chair


I wish I had a wishing chair
That flew me right up in the air
I’d let it take me anywhere
Leave in plain sight, let people stare
Shrug off the aura of despair
Cast off my woes, for all I care

Caressing winds through silken hair
Look down upon the village square
A shining eye, a sun-lit flare
Feeling the clouds with hands all bare
Birds flirting by, fresh love affair
Just breathing in the care-free air

The past be a forgone nightmare
Explore new worlds, senses aware
Without having a day to spare
Won’t let anyone taint my flair
I’d go just about everywhere
Oh how I’d love a wishing chair!

– Yousuf Bawany, May 2016

Note: Enid Blyton was one of the first authors I fell in love with, and am still to this day. This poem is an homage to this great lady who has given us all such wonderful childhood memories filled with morals and ethics stitched within the fabric of fantasy and joy.


7 thoughts on “Adventures of The Wishing Chair

  1. Enid Blyton is the reason I love words. Magic Faraway tree, Wishing chair, St Clairs, Famous Five … I spent the better part of my childhood hiding the paperbacks under textbooks and pretending to study lol Good times . Thank you for writing this. It’s a great tribute.

  2. I didn’t know Enid Blyton’s books. I’m curious who her illustrator(s) were…and looking it up, there were over 60 through the course of her career. Do you know who made this charming black and white illustration? The line work is wonderful. So is your tribute poem!

    • Thank you, Pierr. Unfortunately, the book doesn’t mention the illustrator and from what I understand, there are several versions of the book in print now. If you haven’t read Enid Blyton, you absolutely must! 🙂

      • This book was illustrated by Linda McGavin. 1940s around .. (Pierr, Blyton has over 800 books to her addition to pamphlets to teachers and educators. One of kind writer, I would say who has entertained children from say 1920s.)

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