The Witch Poem
When I was a girl by Nilus stream
I watched the deserts stars arise;
My lover, he who dreamed the Sphinx,
Learned all his dreaming from eyes.
I bore in Greece a burning name,
And I have been in Italy
Madonna to a painter-lad,
And mistress to a Medici.
And have you heard (and I have heard)
Of puzzled men with decorous mien,
Who judged – the wench knew far too much –
And burnt her on the Salem green?
by Adelaide Crapsey – Virgo Sun, Mercury, Mars and Uranus.
The image above is by the Aries surrealist Leonora Carrington. If you’re interested in artistic consciousness, magic and liminal realms, this extract from The Tarot Of Leonora Carrington is an extraordinary read.