This lovely poem was written for me by a dear friend who wishes to remain anonymous, but the poem itself is to wonderful not to share.

I give you

Samhain Arrives

Witches fly with pointy chins
Pumpkins smirk with pernicious grins
Bones rattle with an ominous din
Samhain arrives once more

Moonlight descends on meadows, sylvan,
Enshrouded by a fog-like coffin
It’s autumn again, and the veil is thin
Samhain arrives once more

Ghosts arise from the earth within
The wheel of time begins to spin
Memories loom of all that has been
Samhain arrives once more

The righteous, unbidden, begin to turn-in
Cowering from this night’s perceived sins
Dreading existence between the realms, pinned
Samhain arrives once more

Silence presides ‘tween the rustling of wind,
Thunderclouds mask a pale moon amid
A starless void, heaven’s lights forbid
Samhain arrives once more

Flaming Oak logs and Birch Tree skins
Ignite a fire whose light begins
To gather its heat and hunger in
Samhain arrives once more

And over the fire, bubbles the cauldron
Infusing rosemary, and seeds of pumpkin
Preparing the mind for the changes brewin’
Samhain arrives once more

Encircled we rise, our hooded coven
Mem’ries of loved ones departed, we summon
Gone, not forgotten, men and women
Samhain arrives once more

And then, to the east, to our bitter chagrin,
Dawn’s piercing light stabs the dark’s region
And the wheel of time begins again
Samhain arrives once more.… read more

by Dr. Gerard Nolst Trenité aka Charivarius (1870-1946)


Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,

I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse

I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.

Tear in eye your dress you’ll tear,
So shall I! Oh, hear my prayer,

Pray, console your loving poet,
Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!… read more


Bow ties on Time Lords and gingers in jumpers
White dancing Daleks and sonic screwdrivers
Empty blue journals all tied up with string,
These are a few of my favorite things

Plaid wearing brothers and trenchcoated angels
Salt rounds and Hell Hounds and short shotgun barrelswinchestersandkas
Heavenly war and the Four Horsemen’s rings,
These are a few of my favorite things

Doctors and bloggers and war-ridden veterans
Murderers and victims and jumping from buildings
Very sharp cheekbones an violin strings,
These are a few of my favorite things

When Moffat strikes
When the angels fall
When I’m feeling sad

I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Magic and houses and Weasly Wizard Wheezes Harry-Potter-harry-potter-26825009-1680-1050
Slytherins and Gryffindors and moving staircases
Hungarian Horntails and when the mermaid sings,
These are a few of my favorite things

Hobbits and wizards and immortal elves
Dwarfs and dragons and Middle Earth spells
The Eye of Sauron and Gollum’s precious ring
These are a few of my favorite things

Princes and servants and sword wielding knights
The blacksmith’s daughter and sorcerers rights
Golden eyes and guilt-ridden kings
These are a few of my favorite things

When books end
When shows are canceled
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

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May the universe grant me:

The power of water, to accept with ease and grace, that which I cannot change.

The power of fire, to change with energy and courage, those things which I can.

The power of air, to know with intuition and wisdom, which is which.

The power of earth, to continue with strength and steadfastness, on my more