Ancestors in Flight

You can feel the charge of the season hand-off from bursting autumn to wise winter. I am getting excited for Halloween, Samhain, all hallows eve when we can reconnect with our ancestors during the in-between of the hand-off. What can we learn from them? What mistakes did they make that we should not repeat? What talents did they pass on to us? Can we heal them and thus heal our wounds? Can we feel their love across that narrow space between living and dead?

Cemetary in Concord MA (6)

Ancestors in Flight

On Samhain night
ancestors in flight
I bid them well
and ask them tell
the secrets of the dead.
Only those passed on
far and yon
no longer fear
the cold, the wolf, the tear.

I will carry their flame
its fire to proclaim
that love will still grow
in the celestial flow.

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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