Leanne Jarrin

Samhaintide - Poem by Leanne Jarrin

The Banshee
Strides into sight
Her shrieking howls
Fill the heart with fright
The Dead and demons
Abroad, this night
Wander the world
A carnal blight

The Witch's Ghost
Dame of the Rite
Astride her broom
In enchanted flight
Calls forth the Fey
Of primal might
To trick and treat
In the pale moonlight

Topic(s) of this poem: halloween

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Samhain is the old Celtic name for Hallowe'en. Samhaintide refers to the 'season' of that time of year - mid-Autumn.

Comments about Samhaintide by Leanne Jarrin

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/17/2015 12:44:00 PM)

    Pray, what is the meaning of the title?
    'A carnal blight' - is a wonderful expression! Loved it.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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