. Rain fell in commotions— The birds would have none of it, The moon bellowed in ghostly white, Faced in the sprite, ringing indifference Of low fading stars, trees in posted dark Scratched the grasslands of the fallen Firmaments and the small creatures That are holed up in days, scurried With the creep of night and moan Of oceans slide, mangled clouds Clutched the murky burn of sky And smallish eyes everywhen Shuddered in the frosts Of a shuttering rose. .
From Wikipedia: Samhain Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Similar festivals are held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands. .