Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Bonfires crackle
and cackle
at wandering ghouls
and a freak
children scream
and shriek
lured by treats
they take to the streets
going where they
couldn't, wouldn't
shadows follow
filling every corner
and hollow
with fright
shadows unseen
on this night
of Halloween


  1. Thanks for the visit today. I hear the little ghosts out on the sidewalk right now.....Whooooo!!!!!

  2. Splendid!
    We had spooky visitors until about nine.

  3. How wonderful Rose!
    You've conjured up the magic of Hallowe'en so vividly here.
    I can actually hear the sounds and see the sights; and your picture of the moon adds to the atmosphere brilliantly.
    Very well done :)

  4. Ann,
    Yes it's always a very exciting night - some of the kids really go to a lot of trouble and get into a lot of trouble :)

  5. Rachel,
    Thank you. The visitations are more than last year but did start and end early because of the weather :D

  6. Ygraine,
    Thank you for your lovely comment. The stage was already set :D And the ambiance was terrific :D

  7. Oh, happy halloween Rose. Sorry I'm late but I've been out trickin' and treating myself to all sorts of good poetry like yours.

  8. Gnome,
    Happy, happy, no worries Gnome there is no curfew! Glad I am counted amongst the privileged few :D


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