Posted in journal prompts, poetry

October’s Hallowed Passing

sue's lone pumpkin

Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve,

the day of the departed

finds me


An unfamiliar language

surfaces within my ears upon waking.

I am silent,

my heart fluttering for a moment.

The trumpet


us together

bravely honoring whispered shadows

sulking, speaking well into the night.

big tree trunk

Journal prompt: Write about Halloween or Samhain or the Day of the Dead. Do you celebrate any of these events? What, if anything, does this time of year signify to you personally?

Copyright ©  2013 by Susan E. Rowland original poetry, art, & photography. All rights reserved


I made it this far and plan to keep going. I believe nature heals the soul. I love to journal, to write, do art, and music. I'm not afraid to tackle tough subjects. Solar-powered & drive hybrid. Trying to do my part. Earned my BA at 53. And, I believe, it's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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