Saturday, October 31, 2015

All Hallow's Eve 2015

Hello friends!
Hoping this post finds you in good health and in good spirits.

We have been busy catching up with Summer's end.  It always takes us by surprise!

This post is a reprise of the raven-drawn carriage I created for my daughter a few years ago and the poem that I wrote to accompany it. The original post on the raven-drawn carriage can be found here.  Hope you enjoy!
 Happy Hauntings! 

On Blackbird's Wings

Mommy, I’m frightened of Halloween
The spooks haunt my days
And enter my dreams!

My darling child
There is nothing to fear!
No need to be frightened
At this time of year

It is not quite as scary
As you believe
You see, love is the reason
For All Hallow’s Eve

To honor the memory
Of those who have passed
To make certain the bonds
They have forged still hold fast

I place my child
To sleep in her bed
A glowing light above her head

Her dreams turn to thoughts
Of Halloween
Of bumps in the night
And things unseen

Then, a loving hand guides her
To a magical scene!
Of pumpkins and carriages
Blackbirds on wing!

The carriage awaits...
The child arrives
Once she’s in safely
It takes to the skies!

Silken black feathers
In unison fly
To carry the child through a black, starry sky

Each star, the light of a loved one, since passed
So grateful to finally meet you at last!
The glow of the starlight sparks in your heart
Warm with wisdom of which you’re now a part

Upon the horizon
The light of the dawn
A new day awaiting
It’s time to move on

Wake in the morning
Sun on your face
Pluck your costume from its place

Pull the ensemble over your head
When something wafts and alights on your bed

And pulls you back to
The edge of a dream
The silken feather
Of a blackbird’s wing...



Monday, October 12, 2015

Lessons of the Grave

Lessons of the Grave

Death, the silent stalker
Floats like a bird on wing
Turns royalty to paupers
And poor men into kings

The tombstone knows no difference
'Tween rags or threads of gold
For our only worthwhile treasure
Is the content of our souls

Mere humans should endeavor
And strive ever to behave
As if our final worth
Is born
Of these lessons of the grave

~Andie Pauly

All Hallow's Eve is coming!




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