by Kassandra Lamb (on behalf of the whole gang)
Our own Kirsten Weiss is hosting a Hoodoo Halloween Blog Party this weekend to celebrate the upcoming release of her new book, The Hoodoo Detective. She also suggested we do a haiku post for Halloween, so we decided to make this our contribution to her party.
And since this was Kirsten‘s idea, she gets to go first:
Footfalls crush dried leaves
Pumpkins cast malformed shadows
Gimme candy now.
Shannon discovered she was even more mathematically challenged than she’d thought. It’s 5, 7, 5, Shan. She finally nailed it:
Confetti of gold
Flutters, falls, lands on hard earth
And from Vinnie:
Time of ripe walnuts
my sister’s hope shimmers like
golden aspen leaves.
Along similar lines, I chose to contrast the autumns of my years in Maryland with those of my new home in Florida:
Crisp air, brilliant leaves,
Plucking apples from the trees–
Autumns of my youth.
Black cats and palm trees,
Ghosts and gators and brown leaves–
Southern Hallowed Eve.
And another from the poetic Vinnie:
Like a genie or
sunflower, wispy and bold,
magic, dancing gold.
And if you prefer spooky…
Brooding autumn wind
shivers skeletal branches
clawing at the moon.
Eve of All-Hallows
brings moon-cold fog, wisp-fingered,
circling huddled souls.
*shudders* That sent a shiver down my spine. And finally some fun images:
Crows bombard the street
with walnuts, then strut and pluck
the sweet exposed meat.
Battered, bruised flyers
need night-vision goggles, or
headlights on broomsticks.
Heroes, ninjas, ghosts:
“Get candy, get candy, get-”
Check out the other posts at ParaYourNormal, then try your hand at your own autumn/Halloween haiku in the comments.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from the crew at misterio press!!
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K.B. OwenOctober 18, 2014 at 10:52 am
I love how you sorted the collection, Kass! What fun to read all of the contributions together. Cute pics, too. Kirsten, good luck with your HooDoo Party – I’m sure it will be a blast! Will definitely be stopping by. (Psst, everybody: I already got to read The Hoodoo Detective, and it’s fabulous!).
Kassandra LambOctober 18, 2014 at 1:32 pm
Glad you like the layout, Kathy. It was fun putting this together. I’ve read The Hoodoo Detective too, and wholeheartedly agree.
Kirsten, I think it’s your best one yet!
Kirsten WeissOctober 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Love these haikus (and I’m not talking about my own). Night vision goggles for witches on broomsticks? Hysterical!
Kassandra LambOctober 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Isn’t that one great, Kirsten! I went looking for a picture of one of those witches who’s run into a tree, but couldn’t find one.
Shannon EspositoOctober 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Love these! Didn’t realize you guys were such poets 🙂 They really put me in the Fall & Halloween spirit. And thanks for calling me out on my math skills, Kass! LOL!
Kassandra LambOctober 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm
You’re welcome;, anytime, Shannon! 😀
EileenOctober 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Ghosts come and ghosts go
But vampires live on forever
Which one will you be?
EileenOctober 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Oops! Should read: But vampires live forever
Silly fingers inserted extra word!
Kassandra LambOctober 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Ah, another mathematically-challenged poet! And add me to the list too, because I didn’t catch it. LOL
Kirsten WeissOctober 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Like, like, like!
Kassandra LambOctober 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm
Oooh, never thought about it in quite that way before, Eileen. I never particularly wanted to be a vampire, but I guess I’d rather be a vampire than a ghost.
Abby NormalOctober 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm
Ride across the room
on my pink turbo broomstick
get Kassandra’s treats
Kassandra LambOctober 18, 2014 at 8:56 pm
LOL Pink turbo broomstick… I love it!!
Kirsten WeissOctober 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Vinnie HansenOctober 18, 2014 at 8:54 pm
Eileen, I like your addition to our collection. Do you wish the ghost would go from your house, or has it left? I’m behind on the saga.
CandyOctober 19, 2014 at 11:47 am
ghosts and magic time
spirits rise & cry & fall
“again” they whisper
Kassandra LambOctober 19, 2014 at 11:49 am
Great one, Candy. Creepy!!
Jess WitkinsOctober 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Leaves beneath my foot
crunch, crunch, crunch beneath my weight
Sounds of autumn days
Did you hear that sound?
Like the breathing of a spook.
I look behind me.
Kirsten WeissOctober 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm
I love the way you leave us hanging with your second haiku – classic horror! And the first one evokes fall beautifully.
Kassandra LambOctober 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm
Love them both, Jess. Cold shiver down my spine with the second one.
K.B. OwenOctober 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Wow, these are fabulous! We ought to run a reader haiku contest in the future… 😉
Kassandra LambOctober 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm
Yay! That’s a great idea, Kathy! Hmm… *scratches chin*