Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ghost of a Fly

This is another poem I adore, that suits the Halloween mood. This was first published by Vachel Lindsay in The Congo and Other Poems 1914. You can’t but help love that ‘velvet-footed spider with a dress of rainbow dye’ The Spider and the Ghost of a Fly – Vachel Lindsay Once I loved a spider…

Shadow on the Stone

With Halloween just 10 days away, I wanted to share some of my favourite seasonal/spine tingling poetry. This is a poem by Thomas Hardy, one of my favourite authors/poets, his books and verse are full of references to nature and paganism. Who can forget Tess of the D’Urbervilles resigned capture at Stone Henge. Thomas Hardy…

Herbs for Samhain

Halloween/Samhain – also known as Hallowmas, Night Between Veils, All Souls Eve and All Hallows Eve is now widely celebrated across many cultures and in many diverse ways. Samhain as it is commonly called by Pagans/Wiccans is from the Gaelic ‘Summers End’ and is marked as a fire festival to honour ancestors and those that…