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:
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:
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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