Poetry Friday: The Three Witches from Macbeth
July 07, 2006
I was flipping through A Wrinkle in Time a couple of weeks back (isn't that how you spend your time?), and I noticed a quote by Mrs. Who (in Chapter 4): "When shall we three meet again, In thunder, lightning, or in rain?" It seemed very familiar, and it nagged at me until I looked it up. I learned that it's from the opening scene of Macbeth. The complete scene is below.
"ACT I, SCENE I. A desert place.
Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches
When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurlyburly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.
That will be ere the set of sun.
Where the place?
Upon the heath.
There to meet with Macbeth.
I come, Graymalkin!
Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air."
Here are some links to other posts from this week's poetry Friday:
- Liz B. from A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy links to a new to her poem by Muriel Rukeyser, part of a book and CD poetry aloud compilation that reviews.
- A Fuse #8 Production Reviews a poetry book called Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich.
- Wendy from Blog from the Windowsill reviews A Writing Kind of Day by Ralph Fletcher, which is a collection of poems about what it's like to be a young poet.
- Leila from bookshelves of doom carries some Edward Lear.
- Susan from Chicken Spaghetti links to Signal, by Mark Doty.
- Little Willow has Fog, by Carl Sandburg. I've always loved the "little cat feet."
- Becky at Farm School also has a poem by Carl Sandburg: Look at Six Eggs
- Gregory K. at Gotta Book has an original entry in honor of the World Cup.
- MotherReader reviews what she thinks is The Best Poetry Book Ever, a highly diverse collection for kids.
- Michele at Scholar's Blog has two poems by Hugh Sidgwick, who was killed in WWI, and one by his brother, who survived the war and founded a publishing company.
Happy weekend, and happy poems to all!