Gates of Annwn

The gates of Annwn are rising
Through the last hours of the year.
Tonight we must stand our vigil
Through darkness and fear.

The gates of Annwn are rising.
As the stars lay down their shields
Tonight we must stand our vigil
Whilst its secrets are revealed.

The gates of Annwn are rising.
Shining souls in procession tread.
Tonight we must stand our vigil
For the living and the dead.

The gates of Annwn are rising.
As the hunt prepares to ride
Tonight we must stand our vigil
Setting pain and doubt aside.

The gates of Annwn are rising.
Through chaos and broken bowers
Tonight we must stand our vigil
Through the year’s final hours.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Annwn

  1. Yes….Beautiful, haunting cadence. Hope you can chant “Gates of Annwn” tonight during your Samhain vigil. Love the image of rising gates too…..suggestive of the Under or Otherworld rising up from underground (a grave yard?), or from the unconscious. Convincingly chilling and shivery!!

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