As we approach All Hallows Eve it seemed appropriate to regale you, over the next few weeks dear reader with a few tales of the fantastic. To start us off, I submit for your perusal; this quaint little tale of a cemetery Warder who gave in to temptation and played an ill-fated joke on one of the dead.
Skeleton Dance – Music and Reading by Julian Greigh]
Dance of Death
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The warder looked out at the mid-hour of night,
Where the grave-hills all silently lay;
The moon-beams above gave so brilliant a light,
That the churchyard was clear as by day:
First one, then another, to open began;
Here came out a woman – there came out a man,
Each clad in a shroud long and white.
And then for amusement – perchance it was cold – […Read more…]