So on this day of the Dead, now November draws near,
Set a place for the Dead, with a cushion and soft seat,
And serve the best food and the fondest wine for your Dead,
Your unseen Dead, and with your hearts speak with Them,
Encourage Them, give them peace, and do Them honor.
In the dark night we call to one another.
Brothers and sisters call to each other,
Parents to their children, lovers to their beloved.
Then let us drink to our love, and death,
and to those who have gone before,
and renew our troth of faith that they and we are friends,
and that King Death is friend of both,
For Death divides not the wise.
A toast then, to Life, and Death, and Love!
Happy Samhain Everyone!