The Night is Dark and Raining...

 Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I
[Round about the cauldron go]
 The Three Witches, Casting a Spell
Round about the cauldron go;   
In the poison’d entrails throw.   
Toad, that under cold stone    
Days and nights hast thirty one   
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,   
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.   

     Double, double toil and trouble; 
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.   

Fillet of a fenny snake,   
In the cauldron boil and bake;   
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,   
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,   
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,   
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,   
For a charm of powerful trouble, 
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.   

     Double, double toil and trouble;   
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.  

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,   
Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf  
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,  
Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,  
Liver of blaspheming Jew,   
Gall of goat, and slips of yew  
Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse,  
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips,  
Finger of birth-strangled babe   
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,  
Make the gruel thick and slab:  
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,  
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

     Double, double toil and trouble;   
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.  
                                                      by William Shakespeare                                                                  
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Comments

Terry said…
Now aren't we in a poetic mood this Halloween day! Have a great one.
Tessa~ said…
Whooooooooooooooo-hooooooooooooooooo! ,-)

Happy All Hallows' Eve!
Tessa~
Mereknits said…
BOOOOOOOOOOO!
Happy Halloween!
Hugs,
Meredith
And, a Happy Halloween to thee, dear Beth.
Hugs,
Judith
Donna said…
Best wishes to you - treats, no tricks! LOL...
So perfect for this dark and rainy day! A happy Halloween to you friend!!!