On Samhain

The moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding-places.

Mary Shelley

at the cusp of light and darkness

through veil of in-world and out-world

they arrive.


And if in Edinburgh look to the skies:

Witches over Edinburgh
Witches over Edinburgh (1923).

Endpiece from Dramatisations of History: The Masque of Ancient Learning and Its Many Meanings by Patrick Geddes, Edinburgh: Patrick Geddes and Colleagues, (1923).

Now Playing:  Rhys Chatham – A Rite for Samhain (From The Bern Project).

By Murdo Eason - From Hill to Sea

murdo eason / walking / writing / between world & word

One reply on “On Samhain”

It’s too odd – the first picture reminds me of Goya’s ‘black’ paintings; the ones depicting Saturn and witches…his darkest visions of all.

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