Wednesday, October 1, 2008

St. Eve’s


"One of the things I like best about the Halloween show is that I change outfits about six times in the show. It is a lot of fun to play the different characters".

Nancy Kerrigan

I wrote this Halloween poem about St. Eve's on October 29, 2002 with my daughter Sabrina in mind.

St. Eve's by Sherri Raftery, M. Ed.


Crispy air, crunchy leaves, fallen,

Darkness sets in,

Full moon above,

Candles flickering in carved pumpkin shells,

Circling around the neighborhood,

Children laughing, ringing, doorbells,

“Trick or Treat”, you hear them say,

Inventive costumes, greeted, and rewarded,

Candy drops, into their bags,

Stillness, darkness,

Ends the festive St. Eve,

Quietly, into the night,

Porch lights

Out…


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Have YOU ever written a Halloween poem?
Share YOURS!

P.S. Enjoy your St. Eve!!!

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HALLOWEEN
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hl=en&defl=en&q=define:Halloween&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title

All Hallows Eve, is the night of October 31 st when the spirit and nor- mal world allegedly become one.

www.wrexhamparaskeptics.4t.com/definitions.htm


Holiday celebrated on the night of October 31, usually by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy. It is celebrated in much of the Western world, though most commonly in the United States, Ireland, Scotland and Canada. ...

www.mind-n-magick.com/glossary/glossary.php

1 comment:

john raftery said...

Hallowe'en is a contraction of All Hallows Eve, being the evening before All Saints (or All Hallows) Day. All Saints Day falls on November 1st, so Hallowe'en is the day before. The Christian celebration of All Hallows Eve was grafted onto a pre-existing Celtic celebration of a similar nature.