18 Days of Halloween: 15, 16, 17 & 18

I have a little catching up to do since I was out of town a few days.  So, here’s a whole mess of Halloween.  Have a safe and creepified holiday.

handmade cards, collage art

Round about the caldron go;

In the poison’d entrails throw—

Toad, that under cold stone,

Days and nights has thirty-one;

Swelter’d venom sleeping got,

Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot!

handmade cards, collage art

Fillet of a fenny snake,

In the cauldron boil and bake;

Eye of newt and toe of frog,

Wool of bat and tongue of dog,

Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,

Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,

For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

handmade cards, collage art

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,

Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf

Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,

Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,

Liver of blaspheming Jew,

Gall of goat, and slips of yew

Silver’d in the moon’s eclipse,

Nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips,

Finger of birth-strangled babe

Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,

Make the gruel thick and slab:

Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,

For the ingredients of our cauldron.

handmade cards, collage art

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Cool it with a baboon’s blood,

Then the charm is firm and good.

—From Macbeth by William Shakespeare

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Evelyn Atholl Moir
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 05:03:17



  2. rachelmiller1511
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 07:06:55

    Happy Halloween!


  3. Evelyn Atholl Moir
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 07:33:55



  4. pegoleg
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 08:36:56

    Adding “slips of yew Silver’d in the moon’s eclipse” to the shopping list right after “20 pound bag of Dum Dums” – knew I forgot something, thanks!


  5. littlesundog
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 09:25:04

    I love these hats!!


  6. Fork in My Eye
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 19:23:28

    Awesomely creepified post.


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