Category Archives: Halloween (Samhain)

Incantation of the Hollow Moon

The orange gourd rattles in a spectral sky Shadowed shrouds of mist from icy fields fly Heaven’s hollow dome coldly echoes a strange cry Dreams once hopeful wingless by dark stones lie.   _________________ by Kevin Trammel

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Crème Du Halloween

A modest recipe for Halloween (from a previous post). Crème Du Halloween by Kevin Trammel One gob pickled innards, Ten drops black bat glop, An ooze of dead men’s gizzards— Stir, pour, and chop. Add a pinch of spider’s eyes, … Continue reading

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Incantation of a Dark Seduction

Long purple fingers of creeping mist Black trees before an orange moon list Warmth and light of day could not resist Entranced all fall toward a shadow tryst.   ____________________________ by Kevin Trammel

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Deathly Discourse

“Eat some candy– THINK OF DEATH.” -Caitlin Doughty WEBSITE: http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com

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Halloween Feast

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Incantation of the Hallowed Reaping

Red demons by a roaring fire leap Gathering power outside the sleeping town’s keep Summoning Hell’s hounds from caverns deep Readied now to scythe and reap.   ______________________________ by Kevin Trammel

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Devil’s Due

Hallowe’en Rhapsody by Kevin Trammel Written while listening to Tartini’s Devil’s Trill The Devil crouches low in the dry moonless field and watches with wide black eyes the dim lights of the house in the wood. Plucking foxtail from his … Continue reading

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Samhain Fire-Dance

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The Devil’s Trill

“One night, in the year 1713 I dreamed I had made a pact with the devil for my soul. Everything went as I wished: my new servant anticipated my every desire. Among other things, I gave him my violin to … Continue reading

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Spirits Not Bargained For

Haunted Irish Pub in Seattle. “Before Kells Irish Pub in Seattle became a charming family-run bar, it served as a waiting room for  the afterlife — a mortuary purpose-built to handle [a] flood of dead bodies produced by plague, mining … Continue reading

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travelers

lamplike autumn trees tower — ghosts travel leaf-strewn passages

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“Isle of the Dead”

More on this wonderfully atmospheric painting here.

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Hunter’s Moon*

Cat hooligans courageous and wild wander the wooded wilderness; stealthful cats, sharp of eye and claw, glinting fang and glowing gaze, shadow-stalk beneath the pine-veiled moon. Cat Creatures whispering their wind-talk (that sounds like a cedar bough stirring aloft, or a snake … Continue reading

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Land of the Balrog

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The Raven in the Rain

The rain patters on fallen leaves, Dripping from musty eaves — The call of a raven.

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What is It!

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The Face in the Shroud

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driving

through Indian Summer we drive swirling leaves behind us — death’s glowing portals so near

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