Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Beware The Halloween Hags!

The Hag
Robert Herrick-1648

The Hag is astride,
This night for to ride;
The Devill and shee together:
Through thick, and through thin,
Now out, and then in,
Though ne’r so foule be the weather.

A Thorn or a Burr
She takes for a Spurre:
With a lash of a Bramble she rides now,
Through Brakes and through Bryars,
O’re Ditches, and Mires,
She followes the Spirit that guides now.

No Beast, for his food,
Dares now range the wood;
But husht in his laire he lies lurking:
While mischiefs, by these,
On Land and on Seas,
At noone of Night are working,

The storme will arise,
And trouble the skies;
This night, and more for the wonder,
The ghost from the Tomb
Affrighted shall come,
Cal’d out by the clap of the Thunder. 
Happy Halloween!


  1. Love this! Happy Halloween to you too, Sherri!
    Sandy (not the storm!!!)

  2. How fun! I love the color in these vintage images...no solemn black gowns here! Happy Samhain to you, Sherri!

  3. Happy Halloween. the pictures are great. Enjoyed the poem too.

  4. And Happy Halloween to you, Sherri! I do love the colors in your vintage prints.


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