Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Witch´s One-Time-One!

If you´re a regular visitor of my blog, you won´t be surprised to see verses from Goethe´s "Faust" as my entry for this week´s SPA challenge themed "Witches". I imagine the man on the right could be Goethe himself, reading from his drama, but maybe it´s just a second witch or a magician ... I can´t tell! But here´s the spell:

"This you must ken! From one make ten, and two let be, make even three, then rich you´ll be. Skip o´er the four! From five to six, the witch´s tricks, make seven and eight, ´tis finished straight; and nine is one, and ten is none, that is the witch´s one-time-one!"

(This translation is very close to the German original: "Du mußt versteh´n, aus Eins mach Zehn. Die Zwei laß geh´n und Drei mach gleich, so bist du reich. Verlier die Vier! Aus Fünf und Sechs, so sagt die Hex, mach Sieben und Acht, so ist´s vollbracht: Und Neun ist Eins, und Zehn ist keins. Das ist das Hexen-Einmaleins!")

18 comments:

Mandy C said...

this is fab Marion. i love the words... it didn't make sense til i read your blurb. great stuff!

Kersten said...

It's a thinker! Gorgeous card. :)

peppapig said...

Wonderful marion!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a great card! Terrific, Marion.

Grannie Annie said...

Great stamping artwork Marion...I love that spiderweb incredible.

Judy said...

Brilliant card, Marion!

johanna said...

super, marion! und die farbe auch!

Kris Dickinson said...

What a cool postcard Marion!

Jackie said...

A clever and interesting postcard, Marion!

katrin said...

das passt einfach PERFEKT zum thema - und deine umsetzung ist (wie immer!) einfach nur GRANDIOS!!! die farben und die struktur im HG sind traumhaft!!!

liebe grüße
katrin

Martina2801 said...

Hi Marion,
ein fantastisches Hexen-Kärtchen hast Du da gemacht! Gefällt mir echt gut.
Schönen Sonntag wünsche ich Dir.
LG
MARTINA xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

mal wieder fantastisch...
ich bin begeister!

Taluula said...

Love it.

Yvonne said...

Fantastic, Marion!

Darlene said...

Fantastic Witch postcard!!! I love Goethe.

Willy de Bruijne said...

Beautiful work. Love the witch on her modern outfit.

Rhonda said...

Fabulous witch and great quote! Cheers!

Karen Owen said...

Beautiful work, Marion. I love how you tied in some of the text from Faust. I am a big fan of the opera (the Gounod version).