Friday, October 31, 2014

It's Halloween Fun At Poetry Friday


Today is the day for all to play!

Ghastly, ghostly, beastly day,
Dreary, dark, I'm known to say
Let the children come out to play.
Dressed in tattered, ragged garb,
Regal, glittering, spookily scarred
Off to search for trick or treat
But don't forget to meet and greet!

©Carol Varsalona. All rights reserved.
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Now, for a touch of Shakespeare

Song of the Witches: "Double, double toil and trouble"
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron 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.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
Notes: Macbeth: IV.i 10-19; 35-38
Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)
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Lastly, please travel to Linda Baie's site for your Poetry Friday delight where "fearful rhyming reigns today," as Linda says.