Hallows Coming – Donne

From the previous post and continuing through November 1st, I am doing a Hallows theme. A life to death and death to life. These coming weeks, a season’s Hallow, to  “Día de Muertos” …the Day of the Dead when the living must dance with the dead.


W - Nemo font_halloweenhen by thy scorn, O murd’ress, I am dead
And that thou think’st thee free
From all solicitation from me,
Then shall my ghost come to thy bed,
And thee, feign’d vestal, in worse arms shall see;
Then thy sick taper will begin to wink,
And he, whose thou art then, being tir’d before,
Will, if thou stir, or pinch to wake him, think
Thou call’st for more,
And in false sleep will from thee shrink;
And then, poor aspen wretch, neglected thou
Bath’d in a cold quicksilver sweat wilt lie
A verier ghost than I.
What I will say, I will not tell thee now,
Lest that preserve thee; and since my love is spent,
I’had rather thou shouldst painfully repent,
Than by my threat’nings rest still innocent.

John Donne, The Apparition


Care to share your own favorites of fall and the season’s Hallows? Share your most spooky stories, special beloved celebrations, how you and/or your family decorate your home—pics will be required! What about meals or snacks prepared and enjoyed, or better still what astonishing events of paranormal activity have you experienced personally or heard from a close, good (dignified) friend! You have until November 1st to remember them and comment throughout this Hallows theme.


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11 thoughts on “Hallows Coming – Donne

  1. OK, this one is seriously creepy. He’s depicting the voice of one of those stalker-ish guys who won’t take no for an answer and think women should be punished for rejecting them. That’s scarier than imaginary spooks.

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    • I couldn’t agree more with you Infidel! The poem is suited for dark, scary things about during Hallows. The gall and audacity of megalomaniac men to EVER think along those lines eh, let alone terrorize women (in this life or the after!) when they don’t get what the little boy wants. But sadly even today almost four centuries later (1633) this behavior continues, particularly with powerful men, don’t they?

      Thank you Sir for your comment. 😉


  2. Oh, my, but I like this! Creepy, scary, and messed up! My kinda poetry. Here’s a scary quote from the Bible that few people know about. Mark: 12-18. “And when they got to the tomb and saw that Jesus had been resurrected they said, ‘HOLY CRAP!!! LOOK!!! LOOK!!! He’s up ‘n walkin’ around ‘n he was dead just yesterday! OMG!!! This is both terrifying and amazing! Wait! Wait! He’s running at us with his bloody teeth chomping! OMG!!! He’s a zombie ‘n he’s gonna eat our brains!!! HELP!!! HELP!!!! Jesus has risen ‘n he’s tryin’ ta eat us! Shoot ’em in the head ‘n save us!!! HELP!!! AAAAAAHHHH!!!!'”

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