Autumn’s Poem

sedumRed and yellow, orange and brown,

The hues of autumn are abound,

As days surrender to the advancing night,

The stars shine down, in the season’s twilight.

 

 

 

Nights grow cold, as the north wind blows,autumn2

The fires blaze and dance,

The season’s last harvest is gathered and stored,

As winters embrace does advance.

 

 

 

 

Facebook pictureSmoke rises from the stony hearth,

As it chases away the cold,

Laughter and merriment echo in the night,

A comfort to embrace and hold,

 

 

 

 

 

As summer’s warmth yields to autumn’s chill  autumn

Regret not the season’s charm,

Shed no tears for summer’s lost

She is safe in the Goddess’s arm

 

 

Autumn’s Poem

Written by

Dark Conteur

Copyright 2014 Dark Conteur Collection of Works

Poems and other things for Samhain

It’s almost that time of year! Samhain is just around the corner and while most people will be celebrating Hallowe’en with costumes and candy, I will do my Honouring the Dead ritual. For those of you who are looking for symbols and ideas, I did a few blog posts last year on preparing for Samhain.

https://darkeconteur.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/preparing-for-samhain-part-one/

https://darkeconteur.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/preparing-for-samhain-part-two/

https://darkeconteur.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/preparing-for-samhain-pt-three/

https://darkeconteur.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/preparing-for-samhain-part-four/

 

Here is my Honouring the Dead ritual:

https://darkeconteur.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/samhain-ritual-for-honouring-the-dead/

 

This year I want to add something new to this. I did a Google search and found thirteen spooky poems that you can read for Samhain, or Hallowe’en. Thanks to About.com Pagan/Wicca for the list.

1. The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe

http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/TheRaven.html

2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allen Poe.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174151

3. Tam Lin, (Scottish ballad)

http://www.kitsuneyama.com/Mountain/Bardic/Songs/tamlin.htm

4. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173253

5. Halloween, Robert Burns

http://www.djmcadam.com/halloween.htm

6. Witches Spell from Macbeth, William Shakespeare

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43189/song-of-the-witches-double-double-toil-and-trouble

7. It’s Halloween!, Jack Prelutsky

http://www.thehalloweenday.com/poems/its-halloween.html

8. Ghost House, Robert Frost

http://poetry.about.com/od/poemsbytitleg/l/blfrostghosthouse.htm

9. Darkness, Lord Byron

http://www.strickling.net/byron_darkness.htm

10. A Lament, Percy Bysshe Shelley

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174393

11. Because I Could Not Stop For Death, Emily Dickinson

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177119

12. The Apparition, John Donne,

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173349

13. The Little Ghost, Edna St. Vincent Millay

http://www.online-literature.com/millay/renascence/9/

Are there any poems that bring our images of Hallowe’en for you?

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