Old Ones linger,

Prisoners in eternity’s embrace

Remembering the breath of life.

They come

For healing or desire.

Wild ghosts wake

Naked in the hearts of men.

A fever born of smoke

Haunts a night

Of magic.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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28 Responses to Samhain

  1. Love this, Sue! It’s haunting and evocative.

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  2. Sadje says:

    A thought provoking poem!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. jenanita01 says:

    A night without rain, wouldn’t that be wonderful?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A beautiful, haunting poem Sue. Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This is a great poem, Sue.


  6. Mysterious and provocativeSe. Loved it! 🙂


  7. memadtwo says:

    The Oracle is wise…and you are great at tapping into that wisdom. (K)


  8. Fabulous, Sue. Perfect for Samhain.


  9. noelleg44 says:

    Samhain is such a magical, mysterious time – great poem to celebrate.


  10. Samhain falls just about at the same time as Sukkot. It’s wonderful how newer religions built their holidays on the Old Holidays. I bet it made it easier to “transition” to a new “faith” if you knew when the holidays would show up.


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