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Poetry – Exclusive for PaganPagesOrg by Mabh Savage ‘Summer’s Last Hurrah

An exclusive poem for PaganPagesOrg by Mabh Savage celebrating the last heady days of Summer before the Autumn Equinox and the final harvests, via the wanderings of a lone witch.



I say hi to the crows

Perched on slate roofs

Raucously gossiping


I admire the bees

Purposeful in purple

Claiming the lavender

I dodge the ants

Single minded march

Carrying more than I


I nod to the magpies

Superstition on wings

Black and white made grey


I shiver in the breeze

Late summer caress

A promise of fall

(But someone to catch)


I sigh in the sun

Warm honey-pour bright

The last, loving light

It’s here, it’s here!

Throw open the latch

Let it in.


Image copyright Mabh Savage 2022.



About the Author:

Mabh Savage is a Pagan author, poet and musician, as well as a freelance journalist and content creator. She’s a nature-based witch, obsessed with Irish and British Paganism and Folklore, plus she’s a massive plant nerd. She’s also a long-time Hekate devotee and a newbie Lokean. She works extensively with the UK Pagan Federation, including editing their bi-annual children’s magazine. Mabh is a passionate environmentalist and an advocate for inclusiveness and positive social transformation.

Mabh is the author of A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors,  Pagan Portals – Celtic Witchcraft: Modern Witchcraft Meets Celtic Ways, and most recently, Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Planet Friendly Living. Search “Mabh Savage” on Spotify and @Mabherick on all socials.