Saturday, November 9, 2019

Fairy Mab, 1820 by Henry Fuseli

A few illustrations by Arthur Rackham for a 1917 edition of The Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

"All Hallow's Eve" by Dorothea Tanning

Be perfect, make it otherwise.
Yesterday is torn in shreds.
Lightning’s thousand sulfur eyes
Rip apart the breathing beds.
Hear bones crack and pulverize.
Doom creeps in on rubber treads.
Countless overwrought housewives,
Minds unraveling like threads,
Try lipstick shades to tranquilize
Fears of age and general dreads.
Sit tight, be perfect, swat the spies,
Don’t take faucets for fountainheads.
Drink tasty antidotes. Otherwise
You and the werewolf: newlyweds.

“How long have we been on this rock? Five weeks? Two days? Help me to recollect.”