Come along into the woods

Come along into the woods my dear

Come along, come along there is nothing to fear

Though the branches will trap you and tear at your hair

And the roots they will trip you, beware, oh beware.

Walk steadily on, do not run, do not run

For the elvish folk will have their fun.

What King and Queen reign from these roughly hewn thrones?

Who lives in the gingerbread house all alone?

Come along into the woods my dear

Come along, come along there is nothing to fear.

Inspired by Ian Williamson and Jonathan Burley’s Metz advert “Forrest”, directed by Enda McCallion, and featuring the Judderman. The advert, which evokes European folklore and early cinema, always seemed strangely familiar, probably provoking childhood memories of snippets of films, puppet shows, and fairy stories.  You can find more about the influences behind the advert here.

10 thoughts on “Come along into the woods

    1. It’s such a great little drama isn’t it – the characters, set, music, voice over, everything are so atmospheric. Thanks for your kinds words about the poem too – it was written very quickly!

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