Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

Witching you a happy Halloween.

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It's Halloween
by Jack Prelutsky

It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night.

Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.

In masks and gowns
we haunt the street
And knock on doors
for trick or treat.

Tonight we are the king and queen,
For oh tonight it's Halloween!


  1. Halloween has lost some of it's luster. Few trick or treaters. Especially with it on Sunday. So only the decorations inside that daughter put up and the shows on tv mark it's arrival.
    Jim, great pick and love the poem. One of my fave times of year.

    Weather has been gorgeous.

    Rangers WON:) Hope for repeat tonight.

    Longhorns :( Sorry, Nancy and Mary for Mizzou. This is a fruit basket turnover year.

    Relaxing Sunday to All.

  2. Hey, there are some of Jack Prelutsky's poems in my poetry book "Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle". Love this Halloween one! It reminds me of when we went trick-or-treating, and got treats, like caramel apples and popcorn balls. Now those are really good treats!


  3. But, but. . .why can't I see the silhouette of the witch on the broomstick flying across that moon?

  4. Lisa, the only trick or treaters we get are the mice moving in for the winter.

    Hi Steph, it seems like there were just a few years where trick or treating was really fun. The years that I was big enough to go around without Mom but before the question, "Aren't you a little big for trick or treating?" was asked were great.

    I think her hat got stuck on one of the branches and she went back to get it, Nancy.

  5. Boy, where did the weekend go?? It's midnight on Sunday, and I don't know how the time passes so quickly.

    Had a great weekend with Idaho friends in Panama City, and now am in Pensacola. (Don't worry - I can't keep track of myself, so I don't expect you to.) Then Key West for a few days starting Wednesday. Back to St Augustine for dog-sitting after that - and so it goes. The end is in sight, although I'm not sure I'm going to survive this insane schedule I've set for myself.

    Longing for an afternoon of reading - heck, or even querying, Lisa!

    Hope all the goblins and ghosts had a good evening - I'm off to bed before I have to get up again...

    Night all!