Happy Halloween

 

'Tis night for revel, set apart
 To reillume the darkened heart,
 And rout the hosts of Dole.
 'Tis night when Goblin, Elf, and Fay,
 Come dancing in their best array
 To prank and royster on the way,
 And ease the troubled soul.

The ghosts of all things, past parade,
 Emerging from the mist and shade
 That hid them from our gaze,
 And full of song and ringing mirth,
 In one glad moment of rebirth,
 Again they walk the ways of earth,
 As in the ancient days …
—J.K. Bangs, Harper's Weekly, Nov. 5, 1910.
Happy Halloween!
from Douglas Morris