Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Samhain

It is the Celtic New Year tonight - so I wish those of you who walk my path a very Happy Samhain! To those who don't I wish you a happy and fun Halloween.


Jacran Cottage said...

Hi Rowan:

When I grew up in England I don't remember celebrating Halloween. It seems from what I'm reading that they do now. When did that start? When I was young it was all about Nov 5!

I know they still do Nov 5 there because a couple of years ago when my Mum was very ill I went home and we sat at the window in her room to watch the fireworks and we could see a huge bonfire in a housing estate across the street.

"Happy Samhain"!

Jackie in ON

Jeanne said...

Happy Samhain, Rowan!

Hugs ~ Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for the New Year, the circle begins again. I love the pumpkin ! I always find them cheerful and yet grotesque at the same time. I put mine away in the garage when the children stopped knocking the door. To leave them outside is to tempt fate. I have spent too many November 1st's cleaning up smashed pumpkin, and now I'm wise to the little devils!

Granny K said...

Happy Samhain, Rowan!

Nadine said...

Happy Samhain to you, Rowan !
I just love your blog : everyday I learn something new, and your pictures are so beautiful...
Thanks, Rowan !

NADINE in Belgium.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Happy samhain.
I have read about celtic history and celtic spirituality all day, but not about this new year yet.

Kelli said...

Happy Samhain!

Rhea said...

Hey, thanks! Late. I love Halloween.