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Samhain 2021


Set an altar for your beloved dead.

Put out food and drink, flowers,

the delights of the living.

Gather at the table.

Tell their stories – the ones

they couldn’t help repeating –

and their jokes the same.

Look for a while into the darkness.

Say their names.

Listen, and be still.

But do not expect them to answer.

If anything, in the hushed whisper

of blowing leaves just this:

It’s your world now.

We did what we could.

The living are the only architects

of the world to come.

Lynn Ungar 


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