Celtic Poem for Samhain

The Faery Ride by Ella Young

(a traditional Celtic poem for Halloween)

“Forget the hearth,
Forget the roof,
Set the wheel aside:
Leave your weaving,
Warp and woof,
Steal out to us this Samhain-Tide.

Steal out to us, our tossing hair
Sets sun and moon and stars aflare.
The racing winds are hounds beside
the cloud-maned horses that we ride.
Come ride with us, have heart to dare
the plunging steed; the steeps of air;
the swirling, high, tumultuous flight,
the aery hooves–this Samhain Night!”

Happy Halloween!

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