A Salve for My Skin

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake …

Um, ladies …

Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog.

Ladies, wait!

Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf …

Ladies, stop!
You wretched charlatans. All I want is a salve for my skin.


Written from Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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39 Responses to A Salve for My Skin

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Crispina! I love this. What a perfect response! And I wrote down those ingredients for further reference…

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Ah! The Witches! One track mind, those maids 🙂 Will can be so much fun! Nicely done!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. This is wonderful, Crispina!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Dale says:

    Oh so good, Crispina! You have such a knack for this!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Perhaps this is the rub that would remove the stains from Lady Macbeth’s hands?

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  6. Pingback: “The Witching Hour” In response to The Poet By Day “Spinning with Shakespeare” poetry prompt posted Feb.20th,2019 – a reblog inspired by a new post by Crispin Kemp. – Starlight and Moon Beams

  7. Jen Goldie says:

    Crispina I’m so sorry for spelling your name wrong. I fixed it. Forgive me?

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Ennle Madresan says:

    This is GOOD–loved it 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Jessica says:

    I’m not sure I can take the challenge but I can join the laughters. 😂😂😂 gosh so funny. If you want a salve go to herbalist. Never ever go to witches!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. antonia_ says:

    Wonderful post!

    Liked by 1 person

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