Halloween, feast of the dead,
Winter’s darkness, here to dread.
Veils betwixt, the worlds grow thin,
Through the bonfires, protect within.
Eastern window, candle burning,
Winter’s darkness, year is turning.
Land to sky ,and coast to coast,
Light has given up, the ghost.
Western window, candle burning,
Guide the spirits, now returning.
Turnip Jack O’Lanterns, eyeing,
Ritual, candles, mirror scrying.
Midnight candle, not a sound,
I pair this pippin, round and round.
Throw the pairing, o’er my head,
My true hearts letter, for to read.
Hollantide feast ,and fire fest,
Fire re-lighting, and guising best.
Stories, games and apple bobbing,
Celtic New Year's day, hobnobbing.
Copyright Andrew Rea Oct 2008