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VxPoem ID: 34582
Posted: October 31st. 2008 8:15:01 AM
Age Group: Adult
'Twas the evening of Samhain and all through the woods
The Witches were gathering with warm cloaks with hoods
In their bags they were carrying the tools for the night
A chalice, some incense and candles for light
Some even bought pumpkins, each carved with great care
Others bought party food, fine ale to share
Dozens of Pagans with one intent shared
To call up passed loved ones to see how they fared.
When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter
They looked into the woods to see what was the matter
Dressed warmly, the elements had arrived in advance
And were banging the drums whilst attempting to dance
South grabbing North's bum asked her "Why you so cold?"
To which she replied "Sir, you're much too bold"
West pranced round with East with much vigour and zest
They soon had to sit down and take a short rest.
Each quarter so noisy they could wake the dead
As they gyrated wildly, each of them said
"We call upon all of you, those through the veil.
Come join us in spirit and share our good ale"
The Witches grew restless as they stared at the party
The spirits grew wilder and drank hale and hearty
The old souls appeared through a veil made of gold
And ate all the sandwiches, so I am told.
Quaking with fear, Pagans looked on in wonder
Then the lightening began, swiftly followed by thunder
Under the yew tree they ran straight for shelter
Colliding with spirits they ran helter skelter
Without thought for decorum and fine formal greeting
They unpacked their drums and all began beating
They all started whirling and danced with the others
United tonight, all sisters and brothers.
So go to the woods each cold Samhain Eve
There's partying there, for those who believe
You can dance with old friends when the veil is this thin
On nights such as this we are all closest kin
© E B 2008
Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore who wrote `Twas the night before
Author's Location: St Day, Cornwall, England
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