Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Long-legged Spinners - Whimsically Macabre



Snakes with forked tongues,
 And porcupines, don’t be seen.
 Deadly lizards, don’t be mean.
 Don’t come near our fairy queen.

 Philomel, with melody
 Sing in our sweet lullaby.
 Lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby.
 Never harm
 Nor spell nor charm
 Come our lovely lady nigh.
 So good night, with lullaby.

    Weaving spiders, come not here.
    Hence, you long-legged spinners, hence!

    Snakes with forked tongues,
 And porcupines, don’t be seen.
 Deadly lizards, don’t be mean.
 Don’t come near our fairy queen.

    Nightingale, melodiously
 Sing our sweet lullaby.
 Lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby.
 Let no harm
 Or spell or charm
 Come near our lovely lady.
 Say good night with a lullaby.

    Spiders with your webs, stay away.
 You long-legged things, begone!
 ~Shakespeare, Fairy Song from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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