William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Witches Chant (From Macbeth) - Poem by William Shakespeare

Round about the couldron go:
In the poisones entrails throw.
Toad,that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Sweated venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first in the charmed pot.
Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blindworm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing.
For charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and couldron bubble.

Scale of dragon,tooth of wolf,
Witch's mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd in the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat; andslips of yew
silver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by the drab,-
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For ingrediants of our cauldron.
Double,double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.


Comments about Witches Chant (From Macbeth) by William Shakespeare

  • (12/4/2015 8:50:00 PM)


    Well done! Keep it coming! (Report) Reply

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  • Terry Craddock (11/20/2015 4:33:00 AM)


    The mind boggles, with regard to the assorted animal part specific ingredients, and the where how and origin of these purchases; am I wrong or could such verse once have has Shakespeare burnt as a witch in a few period American towns; but what a write. (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2012 2:20:00 AM)


    this poem is awesomated (Report) Reply

  • (10/18/2012 10:15:00 AM)


    wow! what a write..kudos! .. :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010



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