Double, double toil and trouble

BULLETIN: I’m delighted to report that Springfield News-Leader has picked up my video for their online edition. My thanks to Sony Hocklander for making it happen.

Hi everyone,

Many of you saw this yesterday when Jeff posted my video on YouTube. I was on Facebook and I sent notices to several people. Here’s the link in case you haven’t seen it yet and have an interest.

I wrote the poem last month and posted it on September 7, Two days ago I was in the coat closet and found on the shelf a witch hat complete with long black hair at the back. I have no idea why, when, or where we got it and neither does Sandy. All I know is that the hat made me think of my recent take off on Macbeth and the combination was too tempting to pass up.

Yesterday I borrowed a black shawl from Sandy, donned a black shirt buttoned to the neck and set out to make a video. After moving furniture and trying a couple of rooms looking for a good background I finally settled on sitting here at my desk but with all the lights off. I printed the poem in four sections and pasted each to a 4 x 6 card that could rest on my keyboard. And then the fun began.

On the 22nd take, I had a video. Easy! Jeff took it from there to post on YouTube. I consulted with Renee about when to post this and she suggested waiting until Monday. That way it could be up all week and then link to Poetry Friday. It seemed like the sensible thing to do. The the old instant gratification thing overcame me (along with equally fun advice from other friends) and I went ahead yesterday. That means I can’t do Poetry Friday next week but maybe I can do it this week anyway.

Without further ado, here’s the video. If you like it, I hope you’ll share with others. I can’t cackle like this just every day you know.


6 comments on “Double, double toil and trouble

  1. Thanks everyone. I had fun making it. Jeanne, I started using my middle initial in the 60s when I worked in the laboratory. Everyone was required to have another scientist review and initial his day’s work and I had to enter my notes as David L. Harrison. That stuck at Hallmark where some of my friends there called me David L. Fast forward to when I needed an e-mail address and David Harrison was taken. We David Harrison’s are so common! There’s also more than one David Harrison who writes books and I think one of them is also a David L.

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