"The living come with grassy tread To read the gravestones on the hill; The graveyard draws the living still, But never any more the dead."
Poetry: Donne – Holy Sonnet X
"One short sleep past, we wake eternally And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die." #JohnDonne #HolySonnetX
Part 2: Allhallowmas: Saints, Feasts, and Holidays
Below is the poem that the better-known spelling of halloween came from. -- "Halloween" By Robert Burns. 1759 - 1796 Upon that night, when fairies light On Cassilis Downans dance, Or owre the lays, in splendid blaze, On sprightly coursers prance; Or for Colean the route is ta’en, Beneath the moon’s pale beams; There, up the …
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Part 1: Allhallowmas: Saints, Feasts, and Holidays
How we got one of our most widely celebrated modern day holidays.