Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ABC Wednesday - H is for Hocus Pocus

Hello, everybody! This is my first entry on the ABC fun after a very long time! I really missed this meme and I can hardly wait to see what everybody else is up to!

For me, H is for Hocus Pocus. Spoken words are a must for witches and a wonderful tool for the imagination. When I was a little girl, I used to love saying those words when playing with my stray dog Black, turning him into another creature with my improvised wand - actually a branch from the mango tree by our house. I still love having an old branch at my altar as my Air tool. Wikipedia has an interesting article about the origins of the word, from a parody of the Roman Catholic liturgy to a Norse folklore tale, it is worthy reading.

Hocus Pocus is also the title for one of the funniest movies on witches - thanks to the hilarious interpretation of the actresses playing the main roles, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jesica Parker. My little witch loves it too:


One curious thing about this movie is that the lyrics to the song played by one of the witches to enchant all Salem's kids are allegedly the original poem by Edgar Allen Poe, "Come little children":

Come little children
I'll take thee away, into a land
of Enchantment

Come little children
the time's come to play
here in my garden
of Shadows

Follow sweet children
I'll show thee the way
through all the pain and
the Sorrows

Weep not poor childlen
for life is this way
murdering beauty and
Passions

Hush now dear children
it must be this way
to weary of life and
Deceptions

Rest now my children
for soon we'll away
into the calm and
the Quiet

Come little children
I'll take thee away, into a land
of Enchantment

Come little children
the time's come to play
here in my garden
of Shadows

How creepy is that? lol

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6 comentários:

greekwitch said...

This was absolutely wonderful! Blessed be to you and Lucas!

Pheno Menon said...

Mine was Abra Cadabra though Hocus Pocus used to feature too in my little acts

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Jane and Chris said...

Not to be used as a bedtime story!!
Jane x

Roger Owen Green said...

spooky! I thought of the odd song Hocus Focus, bya group called Focus. Check it out...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chubskulit said...

Abra kadabra.

House in the Prairie
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Kristina said...

I have been looking but I can not find a "Follow" button? Do you have one?
Peace,
KristyLee