All Hallow’s Eve 2015

A Poem for All Hallow’s Eve … the Eve of All Saint’s Day – 2015

            On a night of good Spirits, witches, and bones

mingling with those who came before

and have gone on ahead

we nurture those relations

that are never concluded


            The Witch of Endor

screams at Saul….


“Why did you trick me,

seeking me out to tell you what to do?


We still need each other, eh?


Like those Dry Bones of the Prophet Ezekiel,

who cries out to the hopeless:


I am about to put breath in you,

and you will live again,

with sinews, flesh and skin.


With breath you come to life,

even when you feel most lost,

completely finished.


Come from the four winds, breath!

Breathe into these bodies

and let us live.

About kathrynrickert

Possibly from watching the movie Bambie at the age of 6, I have had a life-long awareness that saying ONLY nice things, does not make the world just or kind. Thus, my 2009 doctoral dissertation..."Talking Back to God" , is one of the main aspects of the work I do. Always interdisciplinary, seeking connections across borders that are usually marked with DO NOT ENTER, I seek to pay attention, pray, think, create,and imagine using biblical laments, Christian worship texts, and the ordinary stuff of everyday life.
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