Friday, October 31, 2008

A Poem For October

savor the night, the gale that sings
through trees and lights of cursed things
between the stars where the black roots grow
against the sky they twist and flow
like veins ripe for some vampire's drinking

a leaf or two still hangs like flakes
no longer blush red, sing or shake
the howling moon, now cut in half
by crows and plastic bones
that cackle like old dry thunder.

You twist your name through whistling wails
from old dark porches
where pumpkins flail
to burn the howling wind
with all his joy and sorrow.

undress the summer and cool the sun
that poured out silk betrothed to spring love
to bring us tarts and cakes and frills and snakes
that sing and dance down by the trail where wild things blaze
through all the sweets the darkest streets can plunder.

On Hallow's Eve, her sweetness laughs and I am here
the fear and doubt of long lost years,
has hollowed the jack and lit the lantern,
handed tricks and treats to princess pea and her brother
across the side where we once walked
like a child in October


Becky said...

Sooo ... maybe it's just my computer, but suddenly it's very difficult to read your blog. The white background with light text is a little hard on the eyes..

Seth Ward said...

Thanx! Should be fixed now...

Susanne said...

Love the poem!

Popcorn said...

Great poem Seth. Happy Birthday to you.

Seth Ward said...

Thanks guys! It is a little corny but I imagined Vincent Price saying it to thriller music when writing it. How could it not be a little corny?!

Fun to do.

Popcorn said...

Love your poem.