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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:28 pm 
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This actually has to do with Edgar Allan Poe. Does anyone remember the movie "Hocus Pocus"? Well, the character in the movie, Sarah, sings a tune in there that goes:

Come little children,
I'll take thee away,
Into a land of enchanment.

Come little children,
the times come to play,
here in my garden of magic.

I just recently found out that the song is an adaption from Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Come little Children"

The poem goes as follows:


Come little children
I'll take thee away, into a land
of Enchantment

Come little children
the time's come to play
here in my garden
of Shadows

Follow sweet children
I'll show thee the way
through all the pain and
the Sorrows

Weep not poor children
for life is this way
murdering beauty and
Passions

Hush now dear children
it must be this way
to weary of life and
Deceptions

Rest now my children
for soon we'll away
into the calm and
the Quiet

Come little children
I'll take thee away, into a land
of Enchantment

Come little children
the time's come to play
here in my garden
of Shadows

~Edgar Alan Poe

I found this very interesting, and thought that I would share it.

Raven :wink:

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Raven, I love that movie and the song is mesmerizing.

Thanks for the discovery.


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*shudders*...dude that movie is freakin creepy.

...That is interesting, but I'm not surprised


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it was actually sjp singing, thats what i shudder at! great movie though i like midler though. i actually knew of the poem. poe is one of my favorites

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I haven't seen the movie but the poem is gr8! thx for sharing Raven :)

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Poe has always been one of my inspirations to write. Everyone tells me I should read "The Raven". They can't believe that I haven't due to my name. Yeah! some of his work makes you wonder what state of mind he was in, but at the same time I find it "Enchanting". He weaved such tales that I would have never thought of.

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oh I love "The Raven"! even though it's very gothic nd I dnt usu. like that type of literature...

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i love that song from the movie. as ironic as it is i used to sing it to my sister to get her to go to sleep. by the time i would get through the second time she would be out. i thought i had heard those lines somewhere. i'm so glad to know where it came from. thank you so much for finally sheding light on it for me. :D

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I sing the song all the time...when it does pop in my head, It usually happens when I'm going for one of my night walks in the woods or just a walking general.

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i just always thought it was funny that the song that made all the children mindless drones and caused them to be led to their deathes was the same song that my sister fell asleep to every night. :wink: i love that song, and find myself singing it a lot too.

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I love this. Poe is so deep. I'll either memorize this or right this down.

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Yes, Thank you Raven for letting me in on this secret. I luv the poem. I actually just sang the tune to the whole poem. It's lovely. I don't usaully wonder what state of mind Poe was in. All the biographies I've read on him say he was in a depressed state of mind, but I wouldn't necessarily say that that is true. As Raven would tell you I write quite in the same demeaner yet I am usually pretty chipper.

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i put the tune to the whole poem too. the "la" loved it and screams "more, more" over and over again. :wink:

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This is so great I luv it so much. I can't wait to memorize it.

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