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Posted: October 4th. 2007 7:24:49 AM

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The Woods on Samhain Night

by Pangur-ban

Age Group: Adult

The Woods on Samhain Night

I walk in silence through
the darkening wood
aware of the hush coming
over all creation
as the day draws to a close.
The first to go is the
chirping of the birds
as they prepare to roost
for the night,
then all is silent.
The shadows suddenly hold
all sorts of dangers
to catch me unawares,
and my senses are heightened
by the racial memories of my ancestor’s
fear of wolves and bears.
I take time to calm myself and move
onwards deeper into the wood,
to realise I have walked
out of this plane of existence
and entered spirits domain.
I find myself in a clearing bathed
in moonlights shimmering glow.
And before me is a glorious sight
Cernunnos standing
tall and proud bare of chest
muscles rippling, but his legs
I am not sure if he is trewed
or is it fur that covers them.
Oh but his head, his beutiful head
is crowned with the glory
of seven tined antlers.
Radiating from him is the sense
of all that is wild and virile,
“are you afraid” he asks me,
I can only nod my head
as I am stunned into silence
“good” he replies as this a place
where wildness holds sway
“but you are here under my protection”.
Then behind him the shades
of my ancestors appear
to commune with me
this Samhain night.
Who did I see what did we talk of
that is for my eyes and ears
alone, you would have seen
and heard differently.
Reality returns and I am sitting
under a tree covered in dew.
Was it a dream? Did it happen?
or was it imagination but all around me
are the hoof prints of a stag
and I smile to myself.

Pangur-ban 4/10/2007

Author's Location: weymouth, England
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