All Hallows Eve 2017

Samhain 2017

Spirits of Samhain (illustration by Squeaking Cat)

‘Twas the dusky Hallowe’en —
Hour of fairy and of wraith,
When in many a dim-lit green,
‘Neath the stars’ prophetic sheen,
As the olden legend saith,
All the future may be seen,
And when — an older story hath —
Whate’er in life hath ever been
Loveful, hopeful, or of wrath,
Cometh back upon our path.

Extract from Song of the Deathless Voice
by Abram Joseph Ryan, 1880