Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween

halloween castle

The Hag

Robert Herrick - 1648
  The hag is astride
      This night for to ride,
The devil and she together ;
      Through thick and through thin,
      Now out and then in,
Though ne'er so foul be the weather.

      A thorn or a burr
      She takes for a spur,
With a lash of a bramble she rides now ;
      Through brakes and through briars,
      O'er ditches and mires,
She follows the spirit that guides now.

      No beast for his food
      Dare now range the wood,
But hush'd in his lair he lies lurking ;
      While mischiefs, by these,
      On land and on seas,
At noon of night are a-working.

      The storm will arise
      And trouble the skies ;
This night, and more for the wonder,
      The ghost from the tomb
      Affrighted shall come,
Call'd out by the clap of the thunder.

(We can waive the helmet rule just this one time)


  1. I love this! Happy Hallowe'en!

  2. Love that poem! And the 'waiving the helmet rule' made me giggle :) Hope you and your family - all of them - are well. Happy Halloween!

  3. Happy Halloween! Loved the poem!

  4. Ah, funny! Wave the helmet rule! Happy Halloween!

  5. New poem for me. Yep, don't think the helmet would do any justice! Hope you had a great Halloween!!


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