Keys – Eva Weggelaar

Keys – Eva Weggelaar

I want to kiss your eyes,
remove the traces of those sighs.
Even though the promises of the past never quite come true,
know I only live to make it up to you.
I always had a thing for hands
and now I watch your fingers dance
and stumble over black white keys.
Oh my darling, let me please
just sit here on the floor
and listen to the whispers that I must’ve heard before.
Make you feel there’s still time for later to start,
quietly pour out the contents of my heart,
and watch them glide between your fingers
as the glow of the hearth fire lingers
and the twilight sky turns blue.
Oh my dear, just let me prove to you
that however far you choose to roam
I’ll always do my best to be your home.
-©Eva Weggelaar-

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Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit

A lovely bit of English folklore – I know what I’ll be saying on the first of June! The exact origin of the superstition is unknown, though it was recorded as being said by children in 1909:

“My two daughters are in the habit of saying ‘Rabbits!’ on the first day of each month. The word must be spoken aloud, and be the first word said in the month. It brings luck for that month. Other children, I find, use the same formula.”

“When I was a very little boy I was advised to always murmur ‘White rabbits’ on the first of every month if I wanted to be lucky. From sheer force of unreasoning habit I do it still—when I think of it. I know it to be preposterously ludicrous, but that does not deter me.”
-Sir Herbert Russell, 1925-
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Illustration: Arthur Rackham