Poetry of Witchcraft: Halloween

Here’s a poem inspired by the things we get up to at Halloween. I’ll admit I sat down to write something serious, about the deities of death, but the words didn’t come to me. So, I left that unfinished and switched to carving a turnip lantern for a Samhain rite I was taking part in (not the one in the photo). Then I wrote the following, far more playful poem:

Halloween

Light a candle or a fire
‘Gainst the darkness of the year.
Tell yourself it’s time again
To face the things you fear.

Wear the masks of monsters,
Make merry with the dead,
Tell tales of ghostly horrors
‘Til you’re scared to go to bed.

Previous poetry of witchcraft links
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2022/06/poetry-of-witchcraft-circes-test.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2022/07/poetry-of-witchcraft-goddess-who-lights.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2022/08/poetry-of-witchcraft-spell-for.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2022/08/the-poetry-of-witchcraft-crone.html

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