Bonfire dot the rolling hillsides
Figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness
Moving to the pagan sound.
Somewhere in a hidden memory
Images float before my eyes
Of fragrant nights of straw and of bonfires
And dancing till the next sunrise.
I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All Souls Night.
Figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows
Held up tall as the flames leap high
The green knight holds the holly bush
To mark where the old year passes by.
Standing on the bridge that crosses
The river that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices
They pass by the bridge and me.
Halloween is perhaps my favourite time of the year :)
Halloween a derivation from Hall'o'eenn ("Hallow's Eve", or "All Hallows' Eve") and has it's roots in the old Celtic festival Samhain (pronounced 'sa-uin' in Middle Irish) that marks the end of the Summer and the beginning of the dark part of the year.
It's a time to light the bonfires outside so light will never falter, and to bring it home so the hearth will always shine.
It's a time to seek wisdom, to honour the Ancestors, to celebrate what has been and seek guidance for what is to come.
Interestingly enough, all the tradition of Jack O' The Lantern, gothic dressing, and so on, come from much later: either Middles Ages Chritianity or even more recent, as described in the poetry of Robert Burns and John Mayne.
I love the colours of this time, all it's warm hues inviting to make comfy and cozy and just listen...
And I love the Symbolism of it.
So, from my heart, I give you
All Souls Night
81 Elements (NOT ALL SHOWN)
1 Book Of Life
1 Book Of Shadows
1 Broom Parking Sign
1 Set Of Candles
1 Caldron with and without fire
4 sets of Corn
1 Decorated Pumpkin
1 Fall Basket
7 Woods Elements
1 Candle Fire Sprite
1 Bowl of Flax Seed
1 Harvest Full Moon
1 God Of The Woods Mask
1 Greenman Mask
1 Witches' Hat
2 Journaling Pieces
1 Midnight Clock
1 Set of Mushrooms
1 Raffia Bow
1 Samhain Cat
1 Spider On Web
1 Tied Corn
1 Celtic Wheel Of Life
1 Witched Cat
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All Souls Night
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Until the Myst returns,
stay very safe,
have a great Holiday
and remember you're loved!