The Forgotten (Halloween)

October 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm (Fun) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Batty Ghost

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came –
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, “October’s Party”

Ready to Pounce

Crow Rhymes (A Murder of Crows)

One for sorrow
Two for mirth
Three for a wedding
Four for a birth
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret not to be told
Eight for heaven
Nine for hell
And ten for the devil’s own self.

One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told.

Witch 01

One for sorrow
Two for mirth
Three for a wedding
Four for birth
Five for rich
Six for poor
Seven for a witch
I can tell you no more.

Witch 02

But the witch lived on till all had forgotten her, past memory, past pity, and was never rescued.

And Who Would Pity A Swan?

by Connie Willis

Issac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

That black cat up there (4 pictures up) needs to have a bloody doll clutched in its claws. Don’t you think?

I worry (as a single woman who’s lived alone for 75% of her life) about being forgotten. Will anyone a hundred years from now even know I existed?

Past memory. Past pity. Who will rescue me then?

Do I need to be rescued?

No, a witch always rescues herself.

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