Friday, September 24, 2010

Are You Ready?

Goblins on the doorstep,
Phantoms in the air,
Owls on witches' gateposts
Giving stare for stare,
Cats on flying broomsticks,
Bats against the moon
Stirrings round of fate-cakes with a solemn spoon.
Whirling apple parings
Figures draped in sheets
Dodging, disappearing, up and down the streets,
Jack-o-Lanterns grinning
Shadows on a screen,
Shrieks and starts and laughter~
This is Hallowe'en!

~ Dorothy Brown Thompson ~

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