Friday, October 28, 2011

On All Souls' Eve

Oh, the garden ways are lonely!
Winds that bluster, winds that
Battle with the strong laburnum,
Toss the sad brown leaves about.
In the gay herbaceous border,
Now a scene of wild disorder,
The last dear hollyhock has flamed his
crimson glory out.

Yet, upon this night of longing,

Souls are all abroad, they say.
Will they come, the dazzling blossoms,
That were here but yesterday?
Will the ghosts of radiant roses
And my sheltered lily-closes
Hold once more their shattered fragrance
now November's on her way?

Wallflowers, surely you'll remember,

Pinks, recall it, will you not?
How I loved and watched and tended,
Made this ground a hallowed spot:
Pansies, with the soft meek faces,
Harebells, with a thousand graces:
Dear dead loves, I wait and listen. Tell
me, have you quite forgot?

Hush! They come! For down the path-

Steals a fragrance honey-sweet.
Larkspurs, lilies, stocks, and roses,
Hasten now my heart to greet.
Stay, oh, stay! My hands would hold
you . . .
But the arms that would enfold you
Crush the bush of lad's love growing in
the dusk beside my feet. 

--Fay Inchfawn--

Weekend is here, so last night I stopped being such a chicken and the landlady and tell her about the key before these guys show up at my door.  I know that is what she would have done if I didn't  respond.   Besides, from 8:30  to 8:50 I had two long-winded voicemail from her.  I had just gotten home from work at 8 pm.  Now, to me, that's harassment.  She didn't take it easy and kept trying to sway me and finally I had to say, "Listen, you are not the one who has to live here.  Right now we have some peace.  I don't want that disrupted for the short time I will be here.  Your guys have access anytime they want.  They just have to ring the bell."   Her response was, not in an unpleasant manner and directed at me,
"It's my house and they have to understand, I can give my keys to anyone I want.  I'm calling their lawyer tomorrow and putting a stop to this."  Then she went on and on about how she's not going to be pushed around by them, and she is going to show them that she means business.

On another note, they approved us for the apartment and are already making up the lease..  Unfortunately, it is the apartment that is too small.  I'm not giving up on it yet, though.  We're going to go take another look at it on Saturday and see if there is a way to fit the table and the china closet in.  It's a good feeling knowing that I have a place to go.  Don't know if we are going to take it yet, but at least now I know I can pass a credit check. 

Wishing you all a great weekend.  Have fun and get some rest. And thanks for being there for me.  Means more than you know.


  1. Oh that's great, that an approval came. Kind of a beam of light, in the darkness. :-)

    And since the (*too-small-maybe*) apartment, is so wonderful on the outside, as you said.... Neighborhood and all.... I so hope you can fit in the table and china closet.

    Is there any, any, any chance that you don't have to take the china closet? Those things are very big, as I remember. And I suppose the table is a BIG dining room table...?

    Gentle hugs,
    "A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night." ~J.M. Barrie

  2. Interesting post before this one...didn't know all that. And this post is better that the last one about an apt. Hope it all works out for you guys. I'll check back. Enjoy your dumb meal whenever you have it!

  3. Great news ! Good luck in your new apartment.
    What a relief this is. I am sure it will all work out in the end.

    Blessings of peace and happiness

    hugs Sharon

  4. Congrats on speaking up to the landlady, she truly sounds a mess. Can't wait for you to be done with the whole place. Looking at the small apartment with a fresh eye might bring an epiphany of how to arrange things. Good luck!

  5. Good luck with the apartment. Hopefully you can make it work!

  6. I'm sorry you have to go through all this. Your landlady does sound unreasonable. Glad you are leaving!

    I do hope the new apartment fits you and your special furniture. I have a few pieces I wouldn't want to part with either. Good luck!

    Halloween/Samhain blessings!