We Dare To Dance


Upon Walpurgis Night we dare to dance

the potent potions serving third eye sight

Black earth beneath bare feet, the ghost’s advance,

as bonfires glitter golden cleansing light.


Ancestors seen (and unseen) in a glance,

they knock the wood of oak and broomstick flight

where bluebells sprout like fingers, risking chance

of transport into faerie’s eerie plight.


The velvet dark, the Pan of necromance,

to shed mundane illusion and all fright.

Hooves hard, the thud and crash of gritty prance,

deep teeth enmeshing blood’s forbidden bite


Here lies the edge and nether world’s expanse

Upon Walpurgis Night we dare to dance.

Walpurgisnacht,  the Witches’ Night, is upon us! The veils are thin on this May Eve. Use your power, spells and concoctions to make your deepest dreams come true. Blessed Be.

“WalpurgisNight when the devil was abroad— when graves opened and the dead came forth and walked. When all evil things of earth and air and water held revel.” — from Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker.




8 comments on “We Dare To Dance

  1. Vicky V says:

    I love that Halloween falls on Walpurgis Night in Australia. They are such a fun fit 🙂 That quote from Dracula is absolutely brilliant. It aways sends a shiver down my spine.

    It’s May Day here now and I can hear the wind howling and it might start raining – time for me to go for a walk 🙂 I’m so relieved Autumn has finally arrived.

    Have a great Walpurgis Night and Beltane!

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    • And I love that we have Walpurgis in spring, a sort of warm weather Halloween 🙂 Although this year it is still pretty chilly and LOTS of rain. I too love the Bram Stoker quote. Hope you had a great Samhain!

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      • Vicky V says:

        I know what you mean about Walpurgis being a warm weather Halloween – that’s how I feel about Halloween in October 🙂

        Hope you had a fantastic Walpurgis / Beltane!

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