Poetry Friday: Halloween haiku

Is there such a thing as a Halloween haiku? Hmmm…not sure. But why not??

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I know, it’s still a bit early for Halloween – or is it? I was going to hold off on sharing this until later in the month, but then I realized there are only 3 weeks left until Halloween…so I’m not waiting any longer!
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28 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Halloween haiku

  1. Matt, what a lovely digital inspiration you have created. I especially like how you broke the lines. It allows me to anticipate the ending. I would like to include this one in Autumn’s Palatte Gallery because it shows the eerie, darkish side of autumn. What do you think? Please consider writing another one too. I am sure it is magnificent in NH this fall. (Pat already sent me his poems.)


  2. This is a really eerie haiku. I love the visual with it. So what costumes will your little ones have this year. Can’t believe there are only three more weeks.
    Thanks for sharing your work.


    1. Thank you so much, Joy! My 5-year-old son wants to be a T-Rex (not sure how we’re going to do that, but last year he was a biplane, so a dinosaur shouldn’t be THAT hard!) His 2-year-old sister meanwhile, having hit the terrible two’s, already ACTS like a T-Rex sometimes….sigh.


  3. dmayr

    So very evocative, Matt. Did you take the photo in your own backyard? It gives me the chills just looking at the combination of blue-black and and clouds.


  4. maryleehahn

    Too early for Halloween? Are you kidding? The grocery store was all done up for CHRISTMAS yesterday, with Halloween displays shrinking to a minimum, ready to be whisked into the fire in the hearth under where the stockings are already hung. Give. Me. A. Break. One holiday at a time and let us enjoy the easy playfulness of Halloween before we have to get into the politics of Christmas. Geez.

    (Well, I guess you can tell THAT nerve is a bit tender…)


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