Friday, October 31, 2008

Poetry Friday- Ardath Mayhar: "Samhain, Full Moon"


Samhain, Full Moon
by Ardath Mayhar

She sat, hands busy with a homely task,
and watched a cold white moon trail wisps of cloud
across the east. The last light died away,
leaving the meadows shadowed, ghostly trees
lurking about her house, and crawling mist
in chilly layers between hill and hill.
She shuddered -- it's not good to be alone
by night at any time, but at Samhain --
oh, infinitely worse!

(Read the rest here.)


Allison said...

Lovely poem, and very fitting. Happy Hallowe'en!

Shelly B said...

Leaves you with that creepy feeling. Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

I enjoyed reading the poem, especially the "cold white moon" trailing "wisps of cloud." Thanks, John.

John Mutford said...

Allison: And to you!

Shelburns: It certainly sets the mood, doesn't it?

Fiddler: That is a good line. I also like the "chilly layers between hill and hill."

Sylvia Vardell said...

Beautiful, lyrical poem! Thanks for participating in Poetry Friday at PoetryforChildren this Halloween! Stop by any time...