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.


Here is my Honouring the Dead ritual:


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 Pagan/Wicca for the list.

1. The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe

2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allen Poe.

3. Tam Lin, (Scottish ballad)

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

5. Halloween, Robert Burns

6. Witches Spell from Macbeth, William Shakespeare

7. It’s Halloween!, Jack Prelutsky

8. Ghost House, Robert Frost

9. Darkness, Lord Byron

10. A Lament, Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

12. The Apparition, John Donne,

13. The Little Ghost, Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

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