Hallowe’en Night

Spirit of Gilean Douglas: An Evening of Poetry & Stories

Artist Tanya Henck brings an evening of poetry and storytelling to the Cortes Museum on the 25th Anniversary of Gilean Douglas’ death, Hallowe’en Night.

Join us at the Museum on October 31st, from 7 to 9 p.m., for this celebration of her words and indomitable spirit. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Some light refreshments will be served. We invite you to dress up for the occasion! Everyone welcome.

If you would like to read one of Gilean’s poems or stories, or make a tribute, please email Brittany.

I would come back

Life has not been kind to me.

I have suffered want and cold;

I have lost, I have bled,

I have left my best unsaid;

I am growing greyly old

In a harsh futility.

But I would come back once more,—

Live again each crippled day—

Just to smell forest loam,

Just to watch a lark fly home;

I would walk a rougher way

To hear sea wind on shore.

(Gilean Douglas)