Hallows Harbinger

Borne on the breath of winter, flies Hallows Harbinger,

Black wings sealing summer's fate,

This ebony messenger, stormcrow of October,

"Caws," that winter won't wait,

And wings that push the chill winds upon us,

Are matched by the ice in his breast,

He is the messenger racing to tell us,

The news of summers death,

And his song is harsh, no more than a croaking,

As he mournfully pecks at summer's bones,

And leaves the remains stripped and broken,

Scattered upon the ageless stones,

This crow, this October, this carrion bird,

This relentless companion of death,

Will dutifully call to the waiting world,

As he soars on his cold master's breath,

"Run, fetch your coats, light all your fires,

My master will give no reprieve,"

  "Warm your hands at the funeral pyres,

For he comes this All Hallows Eve!"


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A Dark Seed ►


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Jason Bayliss

Thu 3rd Oct 2019 12:47

Thanks Chrystel, I'm working on another. Halloween is my birthday you see so it seems appropriate to write something really dark. This was a Poem about how October makes me feel and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed writing it.😁

J. x

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Chrystel Roberts

Wed 2nd Oct 2019 17:45

Wow Jason! A very impressive poem. Well done!

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 2nd Oct 2019 14:03

Thank you Keith and Ian for your kind comments, yes I'm quite pleased with it, I drafted it earlier on here but timed out so lost it. I wasn't too happy at the time, bit I've got to say, I'm glad now. Although this version looks nothing like the original, I think it's actually better.
And thanks Ghazala, for liking.

J. x

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keith jeffries

Wed 2nd Oct 2019 08:49


This has to be one of your best poems to date as it boldly announces that summer is gone and the heat of the sun must now be replaced by the lighting of fires. A very descriptive piece. I enjoyed this

Thank you

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