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Halloween Countdown, Day 21

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"All Souls' Eve" by Darl Macleod Boyle (1920)

The evening is dark, and the sky is misty, and the wind blows low;
O wind, cease swaying the bare, bare branches, bending them to and fro,
They look too like ghosts in the pale moonlight,
Ah, too like ghosts in the dusky night,
When ghosts glide to and fro!

O ghosts not laid, and ghosts forgotten, and ghosts of the evil dead,
Why will ye come to sear my heart, when I thought ye had gone, and fled,
Why do ye come on this night of the year,
Does it ease your pain to behold my fear,
Since all is done and said?

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byslantedlight
Oct. 21st, 2015 11:56 am (UTC)
I've been enjoying all your posts (and not commenting again...), but this image and poem are particularly beautiful, somehow - thank you!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 31st, 2015 01:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
homespunheart
Oct. 21st, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
Hauntingly beautiful!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 31st, 2015 01:09 am (UTC)
Isn't it just? I'm glad you liked it, too.
acciochocolate
Oct. 21st, 2015 03:37 pm (UTC)
Sad and scary.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 31st, 2015 01:09 am (UTC)
I agree!
travels_in_time
Oct. 21st, 2015 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oooh, what a gorgeous and atmospheric photo! Or painting, or whatever; I didn't click the source link. :)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 31st, 2015 01:09 am (UTC)
Yay! I do believe it's a photo. Isn't it incredible?
reynardine
Oct. 22nd, 2015 07:22 am (UTC)
Oh, I love this poem! Such beauty! Thanks for sharing it!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 31st, 2015 01:09 am (UTC)
My pleasure! Thanks so much.
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