That pair of rhyming couplets is the cue in Shakespeare’s play for MacBeth to enter and to begin his path to doom. Something wicked!
Yesterday at my favorite farm stand I was reminded of the delightful coming of this year’s wickedness. They were unpacking the Halloween decorations, and I snapped the image (Figure 1) of the witches and the scarecrows with my IPhone. I thought that the witch’s eyes would be enhanced with a fiery orange catch-light.
With Labor Day comes the fall season, and fall means Halloween. So get excited! Beautiful autumn leaves, costumed children, and, of corse[sic], candy!
Light as feathers the witches fly,
The horn of the moon is plain to see;
By a firefly under a jonquil flower
A goblin toasts a bumble-bee.
Katherine Mansfield, Camomile Tea