Friday, October 9, 2015

Oudewater Weigh House~Something Wicked this Way Comes

Oudewater Weigh House

Something Wicked

This Way Comes

With Halloween almost upon us and magic in the air,

My friend Ruxi and I visited a weigh house and thought we would share.

We traveled to Oudewater on a bright sunny day,

But what lay before us, neither could say.

Canals, leaning trees, we followed the winding path

Driving back through time when people took their wrath.

Men, women and children, 1000’s under trial

Thought to be witches, their lives had taken a spiral.

Burn them, cut them, see if they bleed,

Weigh them, let’s see if they are light enough to fly, indeed.

The Oudewater Weigh House became famous that’s true

For finding these witches were just people… making stew… not brew.

If you’d like to find out if you are a witch or not

Just drive to Oudewater and give that scale all you’ve got!


  1. Marvellous. Thank you so much for this inspiring poem! Walther Kok (chairman Heksenwaag Museum)

    1. Thank you so very much kind sir. We had a fabulous day!!