Welcome To The Witching Season

Welcome To The Witching Season

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When: Wednesday Skirmish September 22, 2021 8pm BST, 3pm EDT, 2pm CT, 12noon PDT

Theme: Equinox - today we are at equinox, where the day and night are equally split. It's Autumn Equinox here in the northern hemisphere, and the Spring Equinox for those of you Down Under. Use this to bid farewell to Summer (or Winter), welcome in Autumn (or Spring), or otherwise incorporate the Equinox concept.

Tags: skirmish, songskirmish, s092221, feast, Equinox

What: We will have a one hour skirmish to write to a prompt.*

Host: @vivalarayna

Late to my own skirmish and a slower write than usual as I really haven't been feeling well, but I wanted to celebrate the turning of seasons. I love all things Autumn and Halloween, so I went for a witchy vibe here. Not my finest work, but not my worst, lol!

Lyrics: 

Sunlight retracts, darkness quickens
Under a harvest moon the night air thickens
We gather with the ones we hold dear

From the orchards rich with hanging fruit
To the golden wheat and the red beetroot
We celebrate the bounty of this year

Welcome to the witching season
Our year nears its completion
As the veil thins across the land
May the worlds balance in your hands

Warm the cider laden with spice
Amend our ways, release the vice
Give thanks to Mother Earth for her care

As the days grow short and a chill rolls in
Blessed by a stocked larder and full grain bin
Abundance brings us enough to share

Welcome to the witching season
Our year nears its completion
As the veil thins across the land
May the worlds balance in your hands

Light the bonfires, tall and dramatic
Dress your doors with crimson leaves
Celebrate the Mabon magic
Protection comes to the one who believes

Erect your alters to ancestors passed
Invoke their names as the spell is cast
Embrace the mystery of these between times

Yarrow and sage, marigold and mums
Last breaths of summer 'til the next one comes
Bask in her waning rays, warm and sublime

Welcome to the witching season
Our year nears its completion
As the veil thins across the land
May the worlds balance in your hands

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cindyrella's picture

Ahhh magic! I love every single word of this! Beautiful skirmish!

musicsongwriter's picture

Beautiful, magical lyrics. So lovely to read. I didn't participate but so glad you did.

Jibbidy34's picture

Ah the witching hour. Straight away I thought of Halloween and that spooky time of night when pets and kids seem to come alive for that evening burst of energy! Enjoyed this.

AndreaB's picture

Wow, this is a full story that builds verse upon verse. The second time through, I see so many tidbits of craft that I didn't catch the first time. So good!

coolparadiso's picture

One of my fav structures! I could sort of see the druids in the circle. Class lyric!