Goblin Dance (an original poem)

Witches fly on well-worn brooms...silhouettes in front of moon...

Rain, like streaks of misery,
Trickles down between dead leaves,
Fog and mist and wind deceive…
On All Hallows Eve.

Still-dressed aspens shake and quiver
In the breeze, they quake and shiver,
Gold moon gleams on waveless river…
On All Hallows Eve.

Jack-O-Lanterns, sneering, rounded,
Sit like garish spirits, grounded,
Legless heads to earth are bounded…
On All Hallows Eve.

Ghosts and ghouls all flit about,
Chanting spells and casting doubt,
Curses, incantations shout…
On All Hallows Eve.

When trick-or-treaters’ night is over,
That’s when goblins shed their cover,
Over field and glen they hover…
On All Hallows Eve.

Lookouts in low-hanging branch
Will deem it safe to take the chance
To start their yearly goblin dance…
On All Hallows Eve.

On til midnight, dancing, turning,
Cares of other worlds they’re spurning,
At the strike of twelve returning…
On All Hallows Eve.

Now is the bewitching hour,
Danger lurks ‘neath every bower.
Even goblins shake and cower…
On All Hallows Eve.

Witches fly on well-worn brooms,
Silhouettes in front of moon,
Daybreak will be coming soon…
On All Hallows Eve.

Through their holy night incanting,
Finding moon and stars enchanting,
Curdling laughter, raves and ranting…
On All Hallows Eve.

Soon the moon is disappearing,
Witches, goblins now all fearing
Being found, as dawn is nearing…
On All Hallows Eve.

So from their hours of frolic, fright,
They fade away ‘neath veil of night,
Hidden, safely out of sight,
Until All Hallows Eve.

© 2004 Nancy J. Bond




Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

32 thoughts on “Goblin Dance (an original poem)”

  1. Nancy girl that was too HALLOWEENY !! Bravo !
    I think I have worked myself up so much for so long I am pooped !
    But the moon was beautiful those last few days it was out and it seemed perfect for Halloween then and there .. but … today … we have had snow … so what can I tell you ???? LOL
    Love the poem and that perfect picture girl !
    Happy Halloween !!

    1. Joy, I hope YOU had the most wonderful Halloween! We had some snow flurries on the weekend, but last night was rainy, cold, windy and otherwise, pretty miserable. Thanks for stopping by with your comment.

  2. You continually amaze me!! You have the most bewitching talent, my girl! And how lucky you were to capture the witch and the full moon…not often one catches both together just so… :->

    1. Coming from you, Deborah, that is very high praise indeed. :) And yes, wasn’t it lucky that the witch was so accommodating? Hubby said it must be a self-portrait! ;-)

I appreciate and welcome your comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s