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Posted: October 31st. 2005 11:07:35 PM

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'Tis Hallowe'en

by Lady Isadora

Age Group: Adult


© 1981, 2005

’Tis Hallowe’en of all the year
Dark Hecate doth hold most dear
Wherefore we Witches gather here
To celebrate old Hallows

Mistress of Death and Sorcery
Attend our Sabbat revelry!
Dread Lord of Shadows, with us be
To celebrate old Hallows!

In the waning moonlight
In the dead of night
As white as bone
Is the reaping Crone

The Witches’ New Year doth begin
Proclaimed by voices on the wind
Attendant spirits, welcome in
To celebrate old Hallows!

As Witches met in ages past
At Summer’s End their spells to cast
So are we met this night at last
To celebrate old Hallows!

In the waning moonlight
In the dead of night
As cold as stone
Is the reaping Crone

’Tis Hallowe’en of all the year
Your Isadora* holds most dear
Come, Witches All, and join me here
We’ll raise the dead at Hallows!




Author's Notes: *Substitute your own Craft name in the second line of the last verse.

These are actually song lyrics from my first album, *The Witching Hour*, but because the piece has many vocal and instrumental overdubs, and is impossible to recreate singlehandedly in person, I often simply recite the words dramatically as mood-setting poetry towards the beginning of a Samhain ritual.

FYI: I still use the beloved childhood name "Hallowe'en", short for "Hallows Evening" and one of the most magical words in the English language, for this Sabbat as well as "Samhain". "Hallow" is an Old English word for "holy" or "sacred", and is not inherently Christian. A great deal of Witchy custom is Old English (Anglo-Saxon) , not just Celtic, so I like to honor both.

To listen to an MP3 sample of the song version, please visit my website via Author's Profile link below


Author's Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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