H'ween Moon, why we trick or treat, freezing Brussel spouts,

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 31, 2017

fairy lights at night

Out I went into the meadow,
Where the moon was shining brightly,
And the oak-tree’s lengthening shadows
On the sloping sward did lean;
For I longed to see the goblins,
And the dainty-footed fairies,
And the gnomes, who dwell in caverns,
But come forth on Halloween
.

–Arthur Peterson (1851–1932)

 
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