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The Poetry of Halloween

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The Poetry of Halloween

It’s autumn time, and leaves are turning gold.
Before the harvest , folks still celebrate
a fascinating holiday of old.
With black and orange, you might decorate
the inside of your home. Perhaps you’ll thrill
to carve a pumpkin with a scary face.
Black cats might pose upon your windowsill
while ghosts and goblins hang from your fireplace.

As darkness creeps, it’s likely you will see
parades of costumed children in the streets,
so if they’re seen in your vicinity,
remember to be generous with treats.
And if a haunting wind begins to blow,
the poetry of Halloween may flow!


Written Sept. 10, 2013 for Russell Sivey's Everything Halloween Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 3/7/2014 11:51:00 AM
    Wait for the day to dress in a costume, have a party, go to haunted houses, and candy. Nice poem and images of Halloween.

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Nice poem. Not a fan or Halloween myself. Kids love the candy. Nicely done on this poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 3:00:00 AM
    I love everything Halloween! Your poem puts me right in the mood. I think I'll download this one. Love it!

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:20:00 PM
    It's that season again. And you have written a lovely Halloween poem. Good luck in the contest. I think you have a winner.

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Andrea..My favourite time of the year, smell of the leaves, crisp air, and spooky spirits abound. A time for everyone to return to their childhood, and enjoy treats.. You not only touched base with a holiday but also the awakening of a changing in the seasons. You painted a picture with your words. Thumbs up !

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Awwww Petal, you made it all nice an frothy lol. It has inspired me to write one though, not posted yet. Good haunting in the contest lol. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:15:00 PM
    I love Halloween, and I love this poem, too! My Halloween poetry has already begun to flow! Wonderful work, Andrea!...I wish you good luck in the contest!...Thank you so much for the nice comments!

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 3:27:00 PM
    Hi Andrea, Halloween, the night when the De'il gets to open his doors and let his minions have some fun. I think it wouldn't be so much fun to see those shadows walking up the street. Time for the kids to have there fun dressing up, the grown ups to decorate the house and garden. The skeletons bones rattle as they start to make ready to rise and do there march of death up the street. Now it is a time of fun for one and all as your poem says. Really enjoyed the read....MIKE.

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:27:00 PM
    very good Andrea you caught Halloween perfectly Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 12:05:00 AM
    An exceptional treat this poem is Andrea. Loved it!

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 5:48:00 PM
    Excellent images Andrea: I love to dress up at Halloween but haven't been doing it for the last few years. Good Luck in the contest. SuZ

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 10:59:00 PM
    Oh time passes by so swiftly and soon it's Halloween everywhere. This is a very beautiful poem you've penned for the coming season my very dear friend Andrea. I love it and so enjoyed and the ending is great. Thank you so much for sharing & it's my great honor to read your excellen & stellar poetry today. Good luck always! love lots and big big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Good luck in contest..Do you still dress up for Halloween

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:15:00 AM
    I'm a sucker for your poetry especially your sonnet, my favourite form,this one of yours is so inspirational....

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 8:54:00 AM
    Hi, Andrea. I'm getting a way behind in my correspondence. First - haven't felt too great of late, what with the trip down the basement steps, and then we are raising four tiny, tiny kittens whose momma has abandoned them - probably because they are such worms, scratching and biting at the nipple. Love ya and will try to be more attentive. Love your spooky stuff. daver

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:11:00 PM
    By fast forwarding you had almost skipped birthdays of PD ,Frank and myself:)

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:10:00 PM
    A great Sonnet on Halloween here Andrea!Love it!

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 9:31:00 PM
    I loved your cheery Halloween poem Andrea....:-)

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Nice one Andrea!! Enjoyed the read. Cindy

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Reads like a winner to me.Enjoyed reading this one today..I am sure that Russell will enjoy reading your creative work...Thanks for the visit to my page..Your comments are always uplifting...Sara

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