Friday, August 30, 2013

pic a day 2013 - 242 - Peter Greenhalgh

242: August 30
‘Will you walk into my parlour?’

242: Friday, August 30, 2013 – ‘Will you walk into my parlour?’ : The Spider and the Fly

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
 ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
  The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
   And I’ve a many curious things to shew when you are there.”

“Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
 For who goes up your winding stair
     -can ne’er come down again.”
– Mary Howitt, 1829