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Saturday, 31 October 2009
“There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.” – Aeschylus
It’s Halloween tonight and quite fittingly in Melbourne we have had an electrical storm with lots of lightning and thunder and finally rain. The sky is clearing now and the almost full moon is peeking out through the clouds now and then. It’s time for the ghoulies and ghosties to come out…
Here is a poem I wrote last year for the occasion:
It’s a dark, scary night Halloween is tonight – All the ghoulies are out All the ghosties about…
With a crick and a crack And a tap on my back I’m trembling and shaking, A-fearing and quaking.
It’s a night of the fey Take care not to stray, All the witches do sport All the fiends do cavort.
With a quick step I tread With a bat on my head: It’s shrieking and squeaking And victims is seeking.
It’s the dark, stormy night Of the hag and the sprite – All the zombies parade, All the children afraid.
With a shudder and shake Until dawn wide awake, I’m quietly abiding In the dark hiding.
It’s the night full of screams And of horrible dreams – All the spectres take flight All the banshees delight.
With a sob and a sigh With a throb and a cry, I’m shuddering, shivering Queasily quivering It’s Halloween!
And quite aptly, here is something Monsieur St Saëns composed for tonight:
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