The gathering of witches

The witches have been visiting the house in the roses… in disguise, of course. Oh I know they have. They’ve been there; quietly watching me, quietly reading what I write and even smiling at times, although they won’t talk. No, they would not move; not a wisp of a word would utter their mouth, not even a small eerie crackle… for reasons unknown to me, they just don’t want me to know they go there, but they do. In fact, they visit more often than you’d think. But that’s just between you and me. So for now, I’ll pretend I know nothing… although I do!

How would I know they’ve been there—the witches; you would ask. Well, I just know. I can smell them. You see, from time to time I get this whiff of a faint scent… a scent of jasmine lingering in the air—a witch’s scent, I’m sure. So subtle it is that most probably you wouldn’t even notice it, but not me… Oh, I notice, I smell, I sense.

There’s magic in the air… and mystery too! There’s nonsense everywhere; deep in the whispering night, across the sky. And that’s because witches are celebrating their annual witches’ gathering.

So... shall we join the witches in their merriment? I can’t decide. Deciding is such a big deal to me. It’s plainly a tough thing to do! What shall I do—I wonder.

Oh I know what I can do... for now, I can hold my candle steady and keep a sharp lookout, for I have this feeling that back among the shadows there might be goblins peeping out…

It’s that time of year again, when the suns recoils and the veil between the seen and unseen is lifted giving power to the alluring darkness… a bouquet of metaphors is scattered before us, and from these petals of imagination rise the sight and sounds of a haunting night; a bubbling caldron… a witch’s hat, an eyeball medallion; a sorceress here… and there, too.

It's the forest of our imagination.


serena said...


You share much-needed magic with all who visit here and I am so grateful to you. This is one of the special places I come to have my soul fed.

Blessings to you!

Unknown said...

Maybe you should publish a children's book!

Lady of the Woods said...

Oh, I sooo know this place and the magic of your soul, yes indeedy. Luv it! blessings, Lady of the Woods.