Saturday, October 30, 2010


On a walk just a short while ago, I had fun setting up this photo. Perfect for tomorrow's holiday and the wheeling season. Happy Almost-Halloween!

For an eerie experience, click on Her Kind on The Academy of American Poets site to listen to Anne Sexton read her famous witch poem. Here's the first stanza of "Her Kind" to get you started:

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 ....

-- Anne Sexton

Continue reading and listening to "Her Kind" by following the link above. For more about the troll, visit this earlier 2008 post, "Troll, Raku, Orkney Islands."

Click on photo to enlarge image.


Pam said...

I have LOVED this poem of Sexton's...thank you for posting...

Christine said...

Yes, it's a fabulous piece. You're welcome. Happy Halloween!

Pam said...

Happy halloween to you Chris! No tricks or treats however on our road.

Deborah Batterman said...

Haven't read that poem is so long . . .how perfect on this witchy night, paired with the troll, who I think has something to say to me.

Christine said...

No excitement here either, Pam, but the few trick-or-treaters who braved the wind were adorable.

Christine said...

Well, Deborah, I hope you'll let me in on what she tells you. Happy Halloween!