Tag Archives: Samhain Night

The Autumn Wind Breathed by the Crone

I wrote this for Samhain, 2013. My last great-uncle was fading fast and I had lost a number of loved ones within fifteen years. I was partly inspired also by “Moments of Pleasure” by Kate Bush (she had written the … Continue reading

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Hail to the Rain of Samhain Night

I wrote this last Halloween, when it rained on Samhain Night. A welcome break in California’s drought. Hail to the Rain of Samhain Night Tha ‘n frasachd air ar ruidheachd ‘nis, mu dheireadh The rain has reached us now, at … Continue reading

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All Souls Night

It’s Samhain (SOW-wen) Night, the end of the old year and of the summer (and thus the harvest). It’s the one time of the year when the boundary between the world of the dead and the world of the living (and boundaries in general) are not clearly defined and thus anything can happen. Continue reading

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