My Wednesday posting day just happened to fall on the day before Halloween. So to continue with this theme and in case you missed it the first time around, here’s a Halloween poem. Yes, I’m obsessed and I really don’t want to have to change out of this witch costume. Happy Halloween!
pumpkins glow as sundrops
waiting for a face
to be placed
forever upon their skin
will it be a crooked grin
or howling mouth
with eyes wide open
to look at the world
with pointed teeth bared
or a permanent smile
which will glow more
which will show more
of the candle within
Happy Samhain and the promise of chocolate to you! 🙂
Excellent, I trust the chocolate is in the post 🙂 Come to think of it, is there such a thing as chocolate coated pumpkins?
It looks like I’ll have enough left over chocolate to send! So far there have only been about three trick-or-treaters. I haven’t heard of chocolate coated pumpkins but wouldn’t be too surprised if someone tried something crazy like that. 🙂
Such potential hath the pumpkin. Very nice Sheila.
I’ve seen some pretty crazy faces on pumpkins lately but I like the smiles or crooked grins best. Hope everything’s going ok and that you’re ready for those trick-or-treaters. Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween! Great poem to go with the great pumpkins.
Thank you and Happy Halloween! Hope you get to enjoy some more fall colors and lots of chocolate.
Are all those pumpkins yours? I can’t believe we didn’t get any this year. Guess if the mother forgets, the whole family forgets…
Hahah – no they’re other people’s pumpkins. It’s a good thing for the zoom lens on the camera or else I might have been arrested for stalking the pumpkins. We didn’t get any this year either but I’m still ready for Halloween. All you really need is a chocolate stash! 🙂
Sad thing is, I don’t even have a chocolate stash because we live on a busy road with no sidewalks and never get any trick-or-treaters. In the 12 years we’ve lived here, not one. I usually buy a bag of candy “just in case” but I didn’t this year. Now watch, this will be the year I get one…
That’s funny – we don’t get many trick-or-treaters either but I still have to get the chocolate and then that means I just might have to eat some of the left over chocolate!
Beautiful – love your captures, especially scary, lighted pumpkin:) Happy Halloween!!!
Thanks Renee! I love the fall colors and the way the pumpkins glow this time of year. Hope you get lots of left over candy. Happy Halloween!
I am loving the apples this time of year – YUM:)
I guess the apples are good to help offset the chocolate – thanks for reminding me to get some!
Love your photos, Sheila, and your poem is excellent! Happy Halloween! xx
Thanks so much Lauren! I hope you get to enjoy those fall colors. Happy Halloween! xo
Awesome poem. I love the thought of pumpkins wondering what kind of face they will get that year. That reminds me, we didn’t carve our pumpkins tonight! I guess that means we have to do the mad rush of carved faces tomorrow. Yikes!
Thanks Char! It is fun thinking up those faces. I guess I’ll have to admit I didn’t get around to carving one this year either. Good luck with yours and get ready for some chocolate!
Happy Halloween to you! Lovely poem and seasonal photos. Even though my kids are grown-up, you’ve inspired me to go out and buy myself a pumpkin!
Happy Halloween! That’s great – hope you have fun with those pumpkin faces! I hope you’re also all settled in and enjoying your new place in Spain.
love the poem!
Thank you – happy Halloween! Watch out for those witches.
Your poem is awesome Shiela, and is made more beautiful by the images you shared! Happy Holloween! Have a lovely day my friend!
Thank you Wendell! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with left over chocolate. Happy Halloween!
Wonderful poem, Sheila! I love the photo of the pumpkins around the flower bed too, very original. Happy Halloween!
Thanks Letizia! That one was taken from outside of a garden store on Martha’s Vineyard. I was biking by and had to stop because of the way those pumpkins were glowing. Hope you have a fun Halloween!
perfect poetry to go along with your wonderful and delightful pumpkins. ♥
Thanks so much! I loved your Silent Wolves poem too. That really put me in the mood for Halloween. Hope you have a fun and not too spooky night!
it was a quiet Halloween just perfect for me. ☺ cheers!
Love the glowing pumpkins! Happy Halloween. 🙂
Thank you – I’ll have to find some of those apples and donuts now too. Happy Halloween!
Wonderful poem. It captured the fun and mischief of Halloween.
Thanks so much! I can’t wait to hear more about your Ireland adventures. Happy Halloween!
Great poem! Happy Halloween!
Thanks Kourtney! I loved your pumpkin faces. Hope you’re having a fun Halloween with lots of chocolate!
Happy Halloween, Sheila! Love the pumpkins and the poem for the holiday!
Thanks JM! Hope you’re having a fun Halloween with that ghost! 🙂
Love the poem. Even though it is now November, I still feel the vibe of Halloween. Hard to get out of the spirit, isn’t it. 🙂
I can’t believe the year is almost over. I hope you had fun with your Halloween party. I’ll probably stay in the Halloween spirit for as long as there’s chocolate around! 🙂
Lovely but it has made me hungry for some pumpkin, ginger, apple soup! 🙂
I had some hot apple cider the other day but now I’ll have to try that soup. It sounds like the perfect thing for the fall chilliness.
As the Halloween season comes, can the pumpkins be far behind!The last photo is a great one.
Thanks Shakti – hope you had a fun Halloween!
Slushy orangey delight, xcellent ! I bet each popped with fabulous faces to scare a crow! xo you’re a wonderful writer ! Faithfully Debbie
Thank you so much! That means a lot coming from you because you’re a true poet. I’m just playing with words. I hope they all ended up with great faces. 🙂