Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween


Samhain/Halloween, oh how I looked forward to this day, but at this point, I've lost most of my interest.  I've stressed myself trying to find a way to work today, but in the end, I had to give up and take another vacation day. The buses are running on a limited schedule, and, of course, there are delays, and they are packed in like sardines. I cannot do it. I just can't move around like I once did.

It is hard to believe that just last week at this time that we'd been planning for a surprise Halloween party for our clients.  I'd bought my witch's hat and was all ready to have a wonderful time of it. The wind has been knocked out of me. 


The autumn wind—oh, hear it howl!
Without—October's tempests scowl,
As he troops away on the raving wind,
And leaveth dry leaves in his path behind,
Without—without,
Oh, hear him shout,
He is making the old trees bare;
Oh, cruel he,
To the old oak tree
And the garden hedges fair!
Oh, a wild and tyrannous king is he
When he playeth his frolic in every tree
And maketh the forest bare.

I know that a tyrannous rod is his
When he maketh the forest bow;
But worse, far worse are his tyrannies,
For he tameth the spirit now!
Without—without,
Oh, hear him shout,
October is going away!
'Tis the night—the night
Of the grave's delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they—it is they.

The Spirits are pulling the sere dry leaves
Of the shadowy forest down;
And howl the gaunt reapers that gather the sheaves,
With the moon o'er their revels to frown.
To-morrow ye'll find all their spoils in your path,
And ye'll speak of the wind and the sky;
But oh, could ye see them to-night in their wrath,
I ween ye'd be frenzied of eye!

by Arthur Cleveland Coxe

10 comments:

  1. So sorry for the pain that the hurricane has caused you and the city you live and work in. It must be terrible. Thinking of you! Hoping you can find peace of mind with Samhain tonight. Blessings to you and yours.

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  2. I'm so sorry that your Halloween has been spoiled.

    Hugs,
    "Auntie"

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  3. sending good thoughts your way ♥

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  4. Mary - Maybe a quieter Halloween is in order for you! A day at home to celebrate in any way you want!

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  5. Take it easy today and have a restful Halloween! Samhain blessings to you!

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  6. Your safe. That's the important thing. X.

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  7. I know how excited you've been over today. I'm glad you're safe and send you lots of blessings.

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  8. Good morning Mary......So.....today.....you can stay at home and put on your witches hat.....and tell your beautiful husband...that "THE WITCH IS IN"....teehee....I know you so look forward to Halloween...but knowing you...you will make the most of it nonetheless.

    xoxo

    Jo

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  9. I'm especially grateful that you and yours
    are safe Mary...so this is a very blessed
    Samhain, indeed!!!

    xoxoxo

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  10. Even the best layed plans sometimes go astray. :0(
    (((hugs)))Pat

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