Friday, October 30, 2015

This is Allhallowtide!

Allhallowtide, Hallowtide, Allsaintstide, or the Hallowmas season, is the triduum encompassing the Western Christian observances of All Hallows' Eve (Hallowe'en), All Saints' Day (All Hallows') and All Souls' Day, which last from October 31 to November 2 annually. Allhallowtide is a "time to remember the dead, including martyrs, saints, and all faithful departed Christians.

12 comments:

FreeThinke said...

________ All Hallows Eve ________

Trick or treating, barren branches claw
On rooftops ‘gainst the biting Autumn air.
Jack O’Lantern flickers. Would he gnaw
An arm away, or set aflame the hair ––
Conspicuously real above the masks ––
Kindling Kindergartners at the door?
Only Satan’s own perform such tasks,
Leering, lisping, limping as to war.
Awake! All Hallows Eve lets loose the ghosts.
No one escapes the Grave for long. Be wise.
The Jack O’Lanterns flicker on the posts ––
Each one a sentry for the Lord of Flies.
Run home to mother lest the Evil One
Nabs you, while you think you’re having fun.


~ FreeThinke - The Sandpiper, Autumn, 1996

Thersites said...

:)

Happy Halloween, oh mighty hater of the headless/ pumpkin heads!

nicrap said...

Happy Halloween, my friend! :)

Thersites said...

Thanks nicrap! Is there an equivalent "Indian" holiday, or is this something culturally unique to the Western world?

nicrap said...

Nothing directly comes to mind, fj. We have fstivals where children go from house to house looking for treats ... but no guises.

Inspector AIPac said...

There seems to be a lot of "mummery" going on here in the West... we must not like ourselves (and I don't exclude my own self from this criticism). ;)

FreeThinke said...

More flummery than mummery, if you ask me, Inspector. ;-)

Thersites said...

In a world as artificial as are own, flummery is "the world".

FreeThinke said...

A new month began at the stroke of midnight.

Who knows tragic, heartbreaking events it may bring, as the rough beast, Hillrod, continues, unabated, to slouch her way toward Casablanca where the welcoming arms of traitorinos Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan eagerly await her ascent to the Throne?

Joe Conservative said...

Drudge, this morning, calls her "too big to jail". If THAT is true, then the Republic is OFFICIALLY dead, and the Imperial Age is upon us.

Unknown said...

Ain't no Halloween in da hood. You go round my hood wearin masks and thretinin to tear up shit if you don't get no candy you libel to get blasted on homie

KNOWLEDGE BASS said...

Halloween be racist