Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Song of the Witches



Picture credit:  Colossal


Light a candle, 
Boil water in cauldron 
Measure a cup of trouble
With a pint of sea salt 
Add sprig of mischief
Then skin of slippery eel 
Hair of dead bird 
Blood of piglet
Spice of Devil's dung 


Boil and steam
See white heat froth
As we cackle grackle 
See our faces turning red
As bloody puffy moon
Then the charm is good and fine*




Title and last line from Macbeth's Song of the Witches by William Shakespeare

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub- Thrilled and Chilled hosted by Kanzen Sakura

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26 comments:

  1. haha fun one. Not sure how one would get Devil's dung though. Does he have a special place in hell he likes to go?

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    1. This is smelly spice from Iran and India but when cooked is smooth as leeks ~ I have actually tasted this, smiles ~

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    2. I think it's called aesfotida.. but I remember it for it's Swedish name: Dyvelsträck.. which the same as Devil's dung

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  2. Well, I LOVE this! Of course! Smiles.

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  3. This is charming and chilling in a good sort of way! Really enjoyed the concoction in the cauldron.

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  4. Ha.. this is so fun, I think it was a prompt somewhere for a witches brew, it always make such a fun read.

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  5. I still amazed at how many real witches practice in the metaphysical communities; white witches, white magic--healing & such. Liked your recipe for a tasty stew; wonder what spell it conjures?

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  6. Fun and chilling at the same time. When I was a kid, the old timers used to wear a small bag of aesfotida around their necks to keep away colds. Pew!!!!

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  7. Ah, the witches and their cauldrons...such fascinating ingredients they used. Fun, Grace.

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  8. "See white heat froth" ... This is my favorite line.

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  9. It's funny - because reading this, I thought to myself: she's certainly channelling Macbeth's witches in this ... and then of course I came to your note and had to smile. Well done. A very cool, fun little piece.

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  10. See our faces turning red
    As bloody puffy moon

    This reminds me of a lunar eclipse! Such a fun piece :D

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  11. Chilling combination with Shakespeare's lines....

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  12. Sure is creepy and intimidating. What a combination of ingredients. Great imagery spiced with the correct touch of humor, Grace!

    Hank

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  13. Charm of Dark..
    Charm of Light..
    both work with
    a magic
    delight..
    placebo
    nocebo..
    as science
    now shows..
    prayer and voodoo
    or both objects
    of belief
    of imag
    iNaTioN
    come fruition
    through dark
    or Light..
    i for one
    choose
    white
    magicK..
    haha!..;)

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  14. Those girls are really cookie' up a storm!

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  15. Very cool that you turned to Shakespeare, grace. I'm not sure about birds that have hair, though.

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  16. Very cool that you turned to Shakespeare, grace. I'm not sure about birds that have hair, though.

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  17. Really good and fun Grace :)
    Hugs !

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  18. I love those witches too - a nice personalised twist on the original recipe, it seems!

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  19. The lines from Macbeth were a perfect addition to the brew!!

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  20. Such fun 'Witches'! Well done.

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