Monday, October 19, 2009

Fire burn and cauldron bubble



A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe'en!
~Author Unknown

All Hallows Eve approaches and a few of my fellow team members of the Etsy Green and Clean Guild invite you to our Halloween challenge. Come visit our specially handmade tricks and treats for all you girls and ghouls. Be sure to vote for my contribution, #6 the Phoenix Myster. By voting you are automatically entered in a draw to win a bottle of the brand new natural perfume spritzer. Vote here at this link.


Round about the cauldron go:
In the fragrance rhizomes throw,
Egg shells, tinctured not in fat
Days and nights has one year sat
Dragons blood in Amazon got,
Drop by drop in the water pot.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Orchid bean I take,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Nut of meg and rind of fruit.
Buds of clove from trades of route.
Celtic fire burn so bright,
In the middle of the night,
Summers end and day of dead,
Make a fire, like a bed:
Nest of myrrh, an apis brew,
Alchemy to be born anew.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Accords of spices I thee make,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Barks of wood and leaf of bay,
Nard of spike and charm from Fey,
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Adapted from William Shakespeare, Witches Chant from Macbeth

2 comments:

Ayala Sender said...

This is so neat!
I love Macbeth.

Roxana said...

Hi Ayala, it was quite a puzzle to re-write the chant, but also lots of fun. Cheers.