Samhain’s Eve

Samhain’s Eve – Jacqueline Nash

Samhain’s Eve is here
the end of the year,
Autumn has taken hold,
the harvest gathered
we prepare for the cold.

The veils are porous, thin,
boundaries dissolving,
all is laid bare, doors open,
spirits and souls mingling
with the living.

This October night, we invite
dead loved ones to visit.
To honour and remember
ancestors passed over,
when we can be together.

Tonight, a night when we
reflect on our mortality,
we review the past too,
and passing changes
are thought through.

For then we can move on
when the night is done,
greet the future to come
when the dead have returned
to the Other World. ©

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