Something wicked this way comes

Figure 1 - Unpacking withes, Concord, MA. IPhone Photograph. (c) DE Wolf 2016.

Figure 1 – Unpacking witches, Concord, MA. IPhone Photograph. (c) DE Wolf 2016.

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks.”
William Shakespeare, MacBeth


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

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One Comment

  1. diane September 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm #

    yes, wickedness takes many forms and it is truly upon us
    and knowing this–means we have a chance to cast it off–but we must choose to do so