Happy Halloween

Something lighthearted to muse on the topic of getting Caught….I am also sharing with DVerse OLN. Click the link to read more poems! 

Nylon spider-webs strewn

Over the living-room

Table and the coffee machine,

Hanging from the TV,

Big plastic jack-o’-lantern

Smiles upon the scene:

What a delight to be

Caught in the festivities —

Happy Halloween!


For Poets United Midweek Motif. I chose to write about remembering the dead.

How generous the dead are,
With the way they so often haunt
Both memories and dreams:
I think of my maternal grandmother
And my high-school friend —
You were cremated
Body became ashes but memories
Remained.    If you had a grave,
I would visit it and pray
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine”   *
The sentiment lives, and you visit me.
* This is the beginning of a prayer for the dead, in Latin. More info



This is for Frank J. Tassone’s haikai challenge. This week, the prompt is, fittingly, Halloween. I usually enjoy this holiday and especially All Saint’s Day the day after. this has made me realize that I still need a costume!

Funny-faced pumpkins
Laugh in death’s disfigured face
This Halloween night

red and white led light
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