Happy Samhain, Quadrille Monday

It’s monstrous Quadrille Monday and Devious De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo from dVerse asked us to scare up a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word scare.

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witches
on besoms fly
Halloween eve is nigh
trick or treat pumpkin heads aflame
beware

Samhain
witches new year
soul visitations from
the otherworld—beyond the veil
scared yet?

honor
our ancestors,
rituals celebrate 
the spirits of the north, east, south
and west

Happy Samhain!

© Colleen M. Chesebro

41 thoughts on “Happy Samhain, Quadrille Monday

      1. Strangely, we had no trick or treaters, even though there are many children in our building. My younger daughter had a lot in her building though.

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        1. I know some kids don’t go anymore either. We had a horse, a shark, an alien, the cutest princesses, and even three girls who looked like Hocus Pocus witches. It was so fun. Not too cold and over in about an hour.

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          1. There are always princesses. My daughter dressed up as Wayne Gretsky to give out candy, and the kids evidently loved it. Many of them even knew who he was!

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  1. Colleen I like the way you view Samhain, as a time to celebrate and welcome the ancestors. Samhain and Dia de los Muertos seem similar, am I right?

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    1. Yes. The original date for Samhain used the Julian calendar. It was off on the days, though. One theory states that Samhain commences when the Pleiades were directly overhead at midnight, which used to be on or around October 31, but is now in late November. Christianity merged Halloween, Day of the Dead, and All Saints Day into a three day celebration. It’s interesting how we all celebrate/commemorate those who came before us during this time. We all celebrate it on October 31st now. It’s the last harvest celebration, so many call this the beginning of the witch’s new year.

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