'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

MenoSpooksteroonies Menolyrical

Kay departed yesterday. I am using today to process all the piccies and set up posts about our time together. Last evening was Deepavalli/Diwali - the Hindu festival of Lights. I lit many candles and sat with just those glowing for the evening. It was soothing.

This being Halloween, the essence of letting all the 'old spirit' loosen and fall away in order to awaken next morning with light in our hearts and a readiness to face life anew is the same as that found in Diwali celebrations.

Not that you'd know it, what with all that nonsense about playing tricks as a method of extorting of junk foods from all and sundry.

Yes, the YAMster is a bit of an old witch about such matters!

Light your jackolanterns
Let the spirits dance
Know the saints await you
Behind dawn they look askance
Wave the spooky banners
knock on doors of chance
Shake those bones and rattle
As all round the town you prance
A-wriggle and a-giggle
Now you know my stance
Tugging closed the curtains
Through them darkly I will glance

Off to bed with you!


  1. YaYa... I can hardly wait to see your photos with Kay.....I actually remembered her after I went to her blog. She used to participate in the same blog hop I was in early into our blogging.

    Love that poem..
    May the ghouls in your life be friendly!!
    Hugs madi and mom

  2. Hi Yam-Aunty! Mimi also loves Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. Pawsonally, I luff Howleen.
    Your Furend in Vancouver
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  3. Oh, we can tell you would be fun at a Howl-o-ween pawty!

    Happy Howl-o-ween From your Pals!

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. We should learn more about Diwali, it sounds fun. Happy Haunting and Howling!

  5. I would love to spend the samhain night with you on a fireplace... we celebrate the begin of winter tonight... but I hope there is still some time to enjoy warm fall days before it gets cold :o) Happy Howl-o-ween!

  6. Hello, cute poem and I love the moon shot! Happy Halloween! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  7. I'm looking forward to seeing the trouble you and Kay got into!!! :-Q
    So many religions and cultures celebrate festivals of light at this time of year! I love it. We have had a big buck hanging about. JB's back is better, and he managed to get into town today. He's such a wreck!

  8. Hope you really enjoyed your friend's visit and adventures. happy Halloween.

  9. Fun poem. Looking forward to your pictures and stories.


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