*The October Night*

When the October Night offers you one of her magical walks, you should  know:
It might be enchanting. Or eery.

Her path, neither strange nor well known, might show you a fairy tale
or trick you in a perilous game.

The track through her haunting night, either sinuous or straight, might take you to the green heart of a forest. Or mislead you to the cliffs of dread.

You might seem like hear a magical flute playing beyond the oak trees in the distance. Or you might feel a cold creepy breath just behind your neck.

Yet, remember:
it is you who are the master of your senses, you are the one reigning over your mind.

If the October Night ever takes you for a walk, fear not her embrace. Give her your hand, follow her steps through dark green glades under the stars. Hear how she pours the golden dust of silence over the rustling leaves under your feet.

Fear not. Take the walk. You might see the colours of a fairy tale hidden under her autumn velvet  mantle and taste the potion from her nightly cup of grace.


© Eclipse 2011
Image by fanpop

Shared on Carry On Tuesday

Poetry Jam and  Romantic Friday Writers



Thank you The Poetry Palace for hosting, inspiration and this beautiful award.

My nomination for the next award goes to Broken Sparkles
for her stunning piece of poetry named Adagio

~ by Eclipse on October 26, 2011.

23 Responses to “*The October Night*”

  1. A truly delightful addition to your work Eclipse
    and I really like this one my great friend 🙂

    I will be catching up soon… I hope? 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend you two and be
    good too, or else? 🙂 lol

    Androgoth XXx

  2. One should walk on a frosty star filled night.. with crips leaves that crunch beneath your feet as you feel the cool air and see your breath as you walk hands tucked in pockets or holding the ones you love..
    Hummmm Im there walking .. 🙂

  3. love your beautiful message here, smiles.

    the image you choose is elegant,

    Happy Rally.

    join us tomorrow for week 55 fun.

  4. Lovely

  5. Hi Eclipse
    Just a reminder that you’ll need to refollow us at our new RFWer site so you can keep in touch with out news!



    Denise ❤

  6. It is spell-like. I’ll take that walk…

  7. Love the line about the golden dust of silence. We just came from a walk! But it was daytime…

  8. the title instantly makes me smile, and your image is way too cool.


    Thanks for the charming piece.
    well deserved award.

  9. Hello.
    An enchanting October walk with a sense of creepiness thrown in…awesome imagery!
    Definitely a feast for the senses.

    Nicely penned Eclipse.

    This Unknown Spirit

  10. That was a beautiful, haunting walk. I enjoyed the use of the senses.


  11. Walks in the fae forests are both magical and dangerous. You captured those aspects lyrically and evocatively. Autumn is my birth time as October is my birth month. Perhaps that is why it is my favorite time of year. Your poem is exquisite. Roland

  12. I want to go on that walk. So sensual and intriguing. I loved this.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

  13. Perfect script for that halloweeny autumnal October feeling! I’m embracing queen October and her sisters November to February this autumn/winter season. One just has to:)

  14. I like nothing more than walking in woodland listening to the silence in my mind

  15. This is definitely haunting. You weave a spell with your words. This bit brought it home for me.

    ‘Fear not. Take the walk. You might see the colours of a fairy tale hidden under her autumn velvet mantle and taste the potion from her nightly cup of grace.’

    So enchanting…

  16. Hi,

    I adore walking in woodland, so for me this was special!

    All the senses are teased and tempted by the spirits of the trees, the flora and fauna, animals and insects, while musky fragrance of woodland embodies sense of protection from the elements. Yet, always, dark secrets prevail. Some seemingly mischievous in emitting strange sounds, peculiar vapours on the ether, and beauty all around.

    I loved this, because all the above came alive for me. Beautifully written. 😉


  17. Hello again Eclipse!
    I’m back reading a second time. Very nice poem. I really like it.
    Best wishes,
    Anna’s RFWers’ Challenge No. 25 – ‘Haunting’

  18. First, thanks for the nomination, it means a lot and I’m happy that you liked adagio that much …

    Second- I love your vision of October’s night! It kind of matches my ideas about this month’s nights!

    Have a lovely day!

  19. Hello Eclipse! Happy Halloween!

    I loved walking into the green glade with you but must admit I felt a frisson of fear as I got further into the green heart of the forest. Both enchanting and creepy…

    Thank you for sharing October Night.


  20. This made me smile; I love October. It’s a very beautiful image as well. The colors well with with your background. So, I’m assuming you wrote this for a prompt? I should check it out; I could use a little inspiration.

  21. Dear Eclipse,
    What a wonderfully creepy haunting spooky poem!
    Perfect for the theme!
    Best wishes,
    Anna’s RFWers’ Challenge No. 25 – ‘Haunting’

  22. awesome post.. and that picture of the lady is amazing.. 😀

  23. Fabulous, the only thing we ever truly have to fear is, our own fear.
    A beautiful walk with your mind. 🙂

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