Oct 30, 2009

Upon Each Samhain



I miss you most upon each Samhain
When the boundary turns to sheer
I wait until the veil is parted
At the ending of the year.
Sweet spirit, as you walk among us
At the tolling of this eve
I see your face beyond the sunset
And hear your voice upon the breeze.

In the glowing of the candle,
From the shadow on the wall
I watch for you in every movement
And hear your footsteps in the hall.
Can you sit and spend the evening
As the portal opens wide?
Ancestral dead, I bid you welcome,
Most recent dead, I pray, abide.

When you come I sense your presence
I put my hand out in the air
A moment, then, we stand united
Palm to palm while waiting there.
I miss you most upon each Samhain
When the boundary turns to sheer
We share these hours until the dawning
Then bid farewell until next year.

David O. Norris "Upon Each Samhain"

15 comments:

D.Suplicki said...

Have a beautiful Samhain hun!

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

So very nice and appropriate! Thanks for posting this, and I wish you a wonderful Samhain tonight. (I'm writing this at 3:30am, so it is officially here...ha)

Lisa said...

Have a wonderful night!

Jeanne said...

That was most beautiful! Thank you.

A Blessed Samhain to you!

VintageSage said...

I absolutely love the poem. How beautiful. Have a wonderful and blessed Samhain! xoxo

Michelle and the kitties :)

Junie Moon said...

This is such a lovely and meaningful post. Happy Samhain!

mxtodis123 said...

That is such a beautiful post. Gave me goosebumps. Blessed Samhain to you and yours.
Mary

motheralice said...

Lovely. Have a great Samhain!

Laura said...

That is so lovely. Samhain Blessings to you and yours.
~*~

Dede said...

Beautiful....thank you for posting. Have a Blessed Samhain!

(((HUGS)))

Celia (Head Witch of the Hollow) said...

Hope you had a lovely eve...Rue and your too-gorgeous-for-words kitties!

Love the poem...I think he spoke for all of us...

Lyon said...

Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing. Happy New Year and a Blessed Samhain to you, Rue!

Blue Moon said...

What a beautiful poem. I hope your holiday was blessed. It looks like you were showered with blessings with all those great treasures you got !!! What a wonderful way to ring in the holiday !
Thank you for the lovely poem.

Jessica Cangiano said...

This eloquently written poem tugs at my heart strings, reminding me of a certain soul for whom many of these lines feel as though they could have been written. Thank you for sharing this piece, I am going to bookmark it to read on future Samhains.


Wishing you a bright & wonderful November, my friend!
♥ Jessica

Bridgett said...

Love, love, love this poem!

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