Friday, October 17, 2008

Yuktoberfest

Laura, at Catholic Teacher Musings, the Haiku Queen of the blogosphere, is treating us with another Haiku contest! This one has to have a "yuckety yuck" Halloween theme. Here's my attempt ~ a short story in haiku:






The Jack O'Lantern

Out on the doorstep
Watching ghosts and goblins pass.
Better than tv.

Welcome distraction
From a now empty tummy
Denied a candle.

Pumpkin Jack watches
As a little frozen ghost
Presses the doorbell.
Who'd have thought?

The lonely old step
Which seemed like a bad fate
Is quite the sweet spot!


Jack scoots near the ghost
With a big bag of candy,
Close enough to reach.

Triangle eyes watch
Hands full of candy tossed in
From the open door.

Such an easy treat

Deserving an easy trick ~
Little Ghost won't mind.

He has plenty more
And no one will ever know
That Jac
k is the thief.

Triangle eyes watch
The little ghost disappear
Down the dark sidewalk.

If you look closely
You can see a big, bright grin
Without a candle.

Why the pumpkin smile?
Candy corn, black licorice.

Pumpkin seed belches.









Haikus are supposed to be brief, you say?
Y'all know I can't be brief!

For some brevity that is truly the soul of wit, run over to Laura's and check out all the awesome entrants.

3 comments:

Laura said...

Oh man....this is tooo much.
Adorable.
Pictures are adorable....haiku is adorable...Colorado cuties.

Bia said...

You are too, too clever. I had a hard time coming up with TWO, and here you go with an entire story written in haiku.

Clever and imaginative.

GrandmaK said...

Too cool!!! I also love the pictures of the decorations! Cathy