All Hallow’s Eve…

I have always been fascinated by the history of Halloween…
“It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.”

It’s starting to gain some popularity here, in the Southern Hemisphere,
though it be our Spring… 🙂

halloween 2

It’s not so dark
on Halloween,
the leaves don’t fall
and the trees stay green…
as we wait for souls
to descend,
we play the game of “let’s pretend”…

this hallowed ground
rises up to greet,
the apparitions we long to meet…
we call to the dark
when the veil thins,
will we be punished for our sins?

dress me up
in holy attire,
that I may be your heart’s desire,
bring me blessings,
bring me treats,
I want to join this hallowed feast…

to dance with hobgoblins
and sorcerers,
in eerie forests
down corridors…

bar the windows dim the lights
ghoulish impressions will suffice…

as shadows cavort with ghosts,
under my breath
I hiss secret oaths…

“it’s the eve of all saint’s day when mere mortals
go out and play”…

image courtesy of PixaBay
©AllysoAlly2019

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s