It is the time of burning leaves,
The crispness of the air has awakened
Memories both dark and hidden,
Memories of past feasts partaken.
I sit comfortly in this silent room
Computer keyboard beneath my fingers
Yet…my mind is never frozen here
In times past it wants to linger.
I ‘see’ a bonfire raging on a hilltop
With my people all gathered around
Our prayers to the Gods I shout,
Yet, in my dreams I hear not a sound.
The drums beat, the people dance
Wildness fills the autumn night.
The Other Side is so very close–
The Veil just beyond the fire light.
I reach, I feel, I almost touch…
Spirit fingers entwine with mortal
Then dawn’s first light appears
And seals again the fragile portal.
I turn away from the cold ashes
Let the wildness leave my aching soul.
Another year til another Samhain…
On that night again I’ll be whole.