31 October 2009

Hallowmas



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& soon forgotten
Eallra Hālgena ǣfen

All Hallows' Even
~e'en




Beauty is but of the Skin
Where Ugly's to the bone
Beauty will but fade away
While Ugly holds its own.


image from the incomparable BibliOdyssey.
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3 comments:

  1. Wish you a nice Halloween!

    Greet

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  2. That poem sounds like something school children would taunt...

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  3. SF- that little ditty was something my GranMa would recite!We laughed then and still do- She was born 1896 and leave to be 106 years old. She did SEE it all. I looked for some origin before posting it-and I could not find anything. I think it is akin to pretty is... It is hilarious to me- I think it was a way of saying- don't expect beauty to last-if you have it so come up with something worthwhile while you are looking good. GT

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