Irene Beddies

Witching Hour

Witching Hour

When in the middle of the night I woke
-roused by the rays of the full moon-
I heard a whispering voice that spoke
“Get out of bed for I will meet you soon.
Under the hazel tree
look out for me!“
I listened breathless - pinned into my pillow -
but only heard the rustling leaves of the old willow.
After a while of fear
“Don’t be afraid“,
it said
“I am still here
and wait.”
I wrapped a blanket round me tight
and left the house under the magic spell,
passing the lawn, the yard, the well
to search - for whom? - for what? - at night
under the hazel tree
where it would wait for me.
“Here I am“, came the voice
out from the grass. I had no choice
than to bend down and stare.
In brilliant glare
a crown was lying in the mud,
on its top a rose’s bud.
“It’s yours when you
my bidding do“
the tiny voice was muttering.
“What deed
you need?”
I had the strength for uttering.
“Fetch me the moon out of her orbit.
I need her brightness for the quarters of my dead
to get illuminated their dark pit.“
“I can’t“, I answered sad.
“It is too great a task
for mortal men.
You have to ask
an angel then.“
I heard a sobbing near my feet.
The crown ceased glowing. It got dark.
The moon went down. – Soon sang a lark
the rising dawn to greet.
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Published on on 02/08/2012.


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Irene Beddies hat in diesem Band ihre Märchen für Jugendliche und Erwachsene zusammengestellt.
Vom Drachen Alka lesen wir, von Feen, Prinzen und Prinzessinnen, von kleinen Wesen, aber auch von Dummlingen und ganz gewöhnlichen Menschen, denen ein wunderlicher Umstand zustößt.
In fernen Ländern begegnen dem Leser Paschas und Maharadschas. Ein Rabe wird sogar zum Rockstar.
Auch der Weihnachtsmann darf in dieser Gesellschaft nicht fehlen.

Mit einer Portion Ironie, aber auch mit Mitgefühl für die Unglücklichen, Verzauberten wird erzählt.

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