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Happy Halloween, Day 8

For more cartoon strip fun in the spirit of Halloween, I recommend visiting Rebecca's Realm.

Here's one of my favorites. It's especially relevant to yesterday's post:

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And now, on with the show:

Link of the Day: Graveyards of Milwaukee (Don't miss the Galleries page!)

Literature of the Day: The word for this poem, I think, is mournful.

“The Vain Spell” (1898)
by Edith Nesbit

The house sleeps dark and the moon wakes white,
The fields are alight with dew;
"Oh, will you not come to me, Love, to-night?
I have waited the whole night through,
For I knew,
O Heart of my heart, I knew by my heart,
That the night of all nights is this,
When elm shall crack and lead shall part,
When moulds shall sunder and shot bolts start
To let you through to my kiss."

So spake she alone in the lonely house.
She had wrapped her round with the spell,
She called the call, she vowed the vow,
And the heart she had pledged knew well
That this was the night, the only night,
When the moulds might be wrenched apart,
When the living and dead, in the dead of the night,
Might clasp once more, in the grave's despite,
For the price of a living heart.

But out in the grave the corpse lay white
And the grave clothes were wet with dew;
"Oh, will you not come to me, Love, to-night,
I have waited the whole night through,
For I knew
That I dared not leave my grave for an hour
Since the hour of all hours is near,
When you shall come to the hollow bower,
In a cast of the wind, in a waft of the Power,
To the heart that to-night beats here!"

The moon grows pale and the house sleeps still;
Ah, God! do the dead forget?
The grave is white and the bed is chill,
But a guest may be coming yet.
But the hour has come and the hour has gone
That never will come again;
Love's only chance is over and done,
And the quick and the dead are twain, not one,
And the price has been paid in vain.



( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 8th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Augh! Three awesome chunks of awesomeness... Time to re-read Nesbit's horror stories, I think. :-)
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you liked the post! :) Nesbit is, indeed, awesome.
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
These are really cool. I'm enjoying 'em:)
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying them. Today's is right up your alley: vampire fiction! :)
Oct. 9th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know.......
I'm still feeling lousy but I'll try to check it out:)
Oct. 10th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks for letting me know.......
I hope you feel better soon! *hugs*
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Oct. 9th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it! Creepy is a good word for that poem. *shivers*
Oct. 9th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
Love the poem and the cartoon is very funny and cute!
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm so glad you liked them. *hugs* I love your Tonks icon. :)
Oct. 13th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you,I just love her character!
Oct. 9th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
*is a shameless poe fangirl*
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
Me, too!
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