Sunday, August 28, 2011

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The Real Poem, by Ray Bradbury..... 

Crystal water turns to dark 
Where ere it's presence leaves it's mark 
And boiling currents pound like drums 
When something wicked this way comes... 

A presence dark invades the fair 
And gives the horses ample scare 
Chaos rains and panic fills the air 
When something wicked this way comes... 

Ill winds mark it's fearsome flight, 
And autumn branches creak with fright. 
The landscape turns to ashen crumbs, 
When something wicked this way comes... 

Flowers bloom as black as night 
Removing color from your sight 
Nightmarish vines block your way 
Thorns reach out to catch their prey 

And by the pricking of your thumbs 
Realize that their poison numbs 
From frightful blooms, rank odors seep 
Bats & beasties fly & creep 

'Cross this evil land, ill winds blow 
Despite the darkness, mushrooms glow 
All will rot & decompose 
For something wicked this way grows... 

This is the time of year when I've had all the Summer that I can take. 
I'm dreaming of Fall and all the magic that accompanies it.

This is also the time when I long to hear Ray Bradbury's voice saying, 
"First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys."
Ray Bradbury and Fall go together like peas and carrots.  
His description of this lovely season is so perfect, 
you can smell pumpkin pie and hear the crunching of leaves 
under your feet.  Oh, how I long for it!

Two of our seasonal favorites are both by Bradbury, 
not only the movies, but especially the books.
Something Wicked This Way Comes and 
The Halloween Tree.

Check them out....if you dare! ;)

P.S.  I found my little black book (sketch book, that is) 
the other day and in my desire to capture Fall, found a
few old drawings and drew a new one, as well.
Fall is quite inspiring!

"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Then the bells rang loud and deep.
God is not dead, nor doth he sleep!"
Thank you, Ray
A kindred spirit, indeed!


  1. I <3 FALL!

    these are sooo awesome! yay!

  2. Beautiful drawings. The girls and I love to use chalk pastels on black papers. Clarice

  3. This was the best post ever! I am eager for fall. I can't seem to think of anything else. I love these drawings. Oh, how I cannot wait to feel the crisp air and paint with orange. I always feel at home in the fall. I love letting my true darkness out for all to see. Nothing to hide.

  4. Wonderful wonderful artwork! and you have me excited for Fall to come--what a great season--but way too short around here--Halloween is my favorite!!

  5. Too cool Heather!!! Autumn is my favorite time of year and I am so excited for it's coming. Your drawings are beautiful and go so nicely with the poem. I love the look of the drawings on black paper...nice and eery.....

  6. Yay, hurray for fall! these drawings are great and so perfect for the season. Love the poem too!~

  7. i'd like to borrow one of these fabulous pictures for my october header, giving you credit, of course!. let me know if thats ok with you!

    taratylertalks - at - gmail - dot - com =)