An Excerpt for All Hallows’ E’en – The Twa Corbies

TwaCorbiesNormally I put up my own poetry on Fridays, but I couldn’t resist marking today’s coincidence of Friday and All Hallows’ Eve with a creepy traditional poem. “The Twa Corbies” is a traditional Scottish Ballad, a counterpart to an English one, that was first published in written form by Sir Walter Scott in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1802-1803). Composition and photograph by me. Rather than refer you to the text of the full poem, I will refer you to this excellent reading of it on YouTube – if you have a little over a minute to spare today between trick ‘o treating and bobbing for apples, I encourage you to listen:

 

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