Monday, July 31, 2017

The Ghost of the Fly - Whimsically Macabre

The Ghost of the Fly, a composition inspired by the poem by Vachel Lindsay, The Spider and the Ghost of the Fly:
Once I loved a spider
When I was born a fly,
A velvet-footed spider 
With a gown of rainbow-dye.
She ate my wings and gloated.
She bound me with a hair.
She drove me to her parlor
Above her winding stair.
To educate young spiders
She took me all apart.
My ghost came back to haunt her.
I saw her eat my heart.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Along Came a Spider

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.