Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mina V. Kirby

ON ALL-HALLOWS EVE

hideous hobgoblins howl
across abominous apparitions
leering lighted lanterns
lie lasciviously lurking
ominous occult ogres
watch weird werewolves
eerie exorcists emerge
eying evil epitaphs
noxious nightmares nag
only on ten thirty-one

24 comments:

  1. I love the assonance and consonance - it just adds so much to the mood and imagery of the night. Now this is a nightmare I'd prefer not to have!

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  2. this has it all-
    the dark, mysterious, scary,spine-tingling.
    I clearly felt glowing eyes staring at me through the black night.

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  3. Nice alliteration that spells halloween...
    And scary too.

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  4. Great spooky words and it makes sense too!

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  5. Cleverly spells out Halloween from top to bottom!

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  6. How clever of you to alliterate with the starting letters of HALLOWEEN!

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  7. Ooooh, makes the hair on my neck stand up. I'm a black cat.

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  8. oooh! now that's scary......and very well crafted.Think I'll stay home and be safe on Halloween !

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  9. I really like poem #7. Very creative & interesting. Makes you have chills reading it.

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  10. I like the way the poet chose dark, spooky words using the letters from the word "Halloween".

    Margie

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  11. Wow! Wierdly wild.
    Wonderfully woven, yet wacky.

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  12. This poem has all of the scary, chilling, exciting thrill of what Halloween is all about.

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  13. It spells Halloween.. Clever..
    Very rhyme-ie

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  14. This one is certainly a winner. Clever to spell out HALLOWEEN. Very creepy and just as you concluded, only on Halloween!

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  15. I love the idea of spelling out Halloween. You managed with such a small amount of words to convey the Halloween feeling well.

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  16. Very creative using each letter and ending with the 10/31. I enjoyed the imagery.

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  17. Clever double meaning in the last line: "only on ten thirty-one" (ten lines, 31 words) as well as the date 10/31. The images arise in a spooky montage like wraiths in a foggy abandoned cemetery. Traditional in the sense of Halloween as "spooky," not scary. Well crafted artifices without feeling artificial. Skillfully executed. Simply the best.

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  18. Loved the choice of scary words, spelling out Halloween as well... well thought out and executed...

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  19. I love the alliteration and the scary imagery

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  20. This is one scary poem. Love the alliteration and clever spelling of the word Halloween.

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  21. You did a great job using all of those scary depictions, descriptive, delineative, detailing words about Halloween!

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  22. Chilling imagery to spell out the word Halloween!

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  23. A very clever, well thought out poem.

    Super choice of scary words to spell out 'Halloween'.

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  24. Excellent word choices for this form - good flow, nothing forced, scary as all get out!

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