Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis): mighty sorcerer! The very thought is often laughed at . . . We touched at the importance of heroism to the Willow story in our feature on the new show we ran last week. We discussed our initial thoughts on Willow: Season One. It’s great to see that world back in our lives. And there’s more to come, too . . .
The Mighty Sorcerer:
Willow Ufgood, laughed at for all his life
because he longs to learn magical ways
But somebody believes in him — his wife,
and knows magic’s the fate of Willow’s days
She taught him to believe in his own skill
and of his doubters not to give a fig
This meant that Willow learned to hone his will,
so, he could turn people into a pig!
Then, Willow showed that he had true power
and ultimately became a hero
In what was truly the darkest hour
he put on his own epic magic show
A hardy soul, who proved that he could,
and mighty sorcerer Willow Ufgood!
All words by Benjamin Francis Cassidy
Illustration by L. A. Cassidy
Whilst Willow (1987) isn’t really a Christmas film, it does have that festive fantasy feeling. It was always on around then, before the days of streaming. So, it seems right to have it as a December poem. Also, Willow’s (Warwick Davis) a wonderful character deserving his place in the May The Verse Be With You vaults! See you next Friday, readers!