Saturday, 27 October 2012

The Witching Hour, Halloween 2012






Her Kind
 
 
by Anne Sexton

 
 

I have gone out, a possessed witch,
 
 
haunting the black air, braver at night;
 
 
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
 
 
over the plain houses, light by light:
 
 
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
 
 
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
 
 
I have been her kind.


  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have found the warm caves in the woods,  
 
 
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,  
 
 
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
 
 
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:
 
 
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
 
 
A woman like that is misunderstood.
 
 
I have been her kind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have ridden in your cart, driver,

 
waved my nude arms at villages going by,

 
learning the last bright routes, survivor

 
where your flames still bite my thigh

 
and my ribs crack where your wheels wind.

 
A woman like that is not ashamed to die.

 
I have been her kind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
 
 
Her Kind by Anne Sexton, via http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171268
 
 
 Halloween Parties kindly hosted by Vanessa Valencia of www.afancifultwist.com, click on the website link to see her own party in full swing
 

My outfit (Leopard Witch): Nicole Farhi black dress; Hobbs shoes; lace veil from my granny Kiki.
 
I'm also proud to be a part of Visible Monday, hosted by the glamorous Patti from www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.co.uk, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.
 
 
 
This post was idly hatched while listening to Into The Labyrinth by Dead Can Dance
 
 
 

31 comments:

  1. Wonderfully witchy post, I love it!!

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  2. Love the mood you set with the pictures! :)

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  3. Brilliant. I LOVE Anne Sexton! Do you know about Neil Gaiman's tradition for All Hallow's Read? I Incorporated it into my party, because words are everything. Thanks for this!
    xoxox Rhonda Roo

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  4. Awesome images...outstanding...Thank you for the invite. The other guests were so very nice.

    I hope that you will stop by and visit my party:
    momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh this was just wonderful, I loved the poem and the pictures to go with it.

    Very spooky

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  6. Is it true that as you've been together longer you start to look alike?

    Not only finger sandwiches but the whole hand! My- you did go all out for this party!

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  7. Thank you for the spooky pictures... very creative! Happy Halloween! :-)

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  8. Too much fun :)

    Happy Halloween
    Xoxo Gina

    Come see me at my party

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  9. Spooky and feline! I have two cats myself and love the theme :)

    Please visit my party at: http://msmisantropia.blogspot.se/2012/10/halloween-party.html

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  10. What a fantastic post! I like Ann Sexton also. The photos were great! I got a little nervous about that knife, so happy it was used to cut the cake! Errr...that IS all is was used for, wasn't it? ;)

    Happy Halloween! And thank you for your kind comment on my party post.

    Victoria from Brushstrokes

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  11. That was fantastic...you had me enthralled...love the poem by Sexton, but especially your use of masks and mystique. Thank you for allowing me to share in your revelry. Happiest of Hallows Eve to you!


    ~ Misha/DawaiOser (Cosmic Girl)

    If you haven't already, please stop by my contribution to the Halloween festivities. Here's the link to my party:
    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/819474.html

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  12. A witch-i-licious party! Love the masks and your gorgeous kitty :)
    Thanks so much for having me!

    Cameron
    Paint Myself Pretty

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  13. Spooktacular Party!!!!!Thanks so much for inviting me and glad that you enjoyed my spooky tale♥
    xoxo
    Dena

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  14. Oh my your party was the spookiest yet! I felt like I was in the depths of hell with all sorts of demons!

    Just outstanding!!

    Have a Hellish good time!
    QueenCreative

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  15. Spooky cool ambiance! I really enjoyed your party! Thanks for inviting me! :)

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  16. Oooh! Very spookily and wonderful and I do love the poetry of Anne Sexton! I can see how you could come up with this while dancing to Dead Can Dance!! Very cool!

    And thank you so much for your visit to The Tearoom! It was very sweet of you!

    Wishing you a wonderful Blog Party Weekend!

    Betty

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  17. Very spooky party! Love the poetry and the food looks very enticing! Great fun!

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  18. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Ooooh my!!! I love it, all of it. And that cake, and those masks!! Swooooooooon!!

    The entire ambience, fabulous!!!

    Thank you so much for being a part of this extra magical season!!

    ♥ Vanessa

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    1. an eerie pleasure, dear Vanessa, thanks for having me! x

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  19. WICKED and creepy-ish! AWESOME pics...great morphing!
    Come meet my coven if you haven't already :)

    http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween-party-2012-hosted-by-fanciful.html

    BB,
    Susan

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  20. What a wonderful posting! Spooky Cool! Thank you for having me over!
    I hope you will find time to come visit my blog party! I am having a special giveaway.
    http://www.anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com
    Happy Halloween,
    Sylvia

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  21. Oh what a deliciously spooky party! And I truly loved that poem, too. Thank you for inviting me and for stopping by my party, as well. :) Happy Halloween!!!

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  22. Ooooh, how delightfully scary!! Thank you so much for sharing, and for visiting me as well, my Dear!
    Happy Halloween!!
    Hugs,
    Anne
    www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

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  23. Spooky and Delicious.
    Thank you for the Wonderful party. I had a spooktacular good time. I would love for you to drop in to Wonderland for a Ghostly tale and a few Halloween treats. See ya there
    xoxoxox
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland
    http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

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  24. Oh Emalina! Your post is so spooky with the masks and all! I love your party, it's really truly eerie! Thanks for inviting me Mademoiselle! I had a spooktacular time!

    Happy Halloween!

    www.broomsticksandlace.blogspot.com

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  25. So glad you enjoyed the spooky party everyone, thanks so much for your kind messages! These parties have be so fun :)

    I'm off to see a special screening of The Shining at the cinema on Wednesday, can't wait! Happy Halloween!

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  26. oh so spooky and mysterious is your party!!

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  27. Very cool, dark and mysterious. Lovely!

    Have a magical Halloween!!

    Betsy

    http://fromthemindofalphabetsy.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween-party-2012.html

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  28. Thanks guys! Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!

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