Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Haikus

HAIKU - a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables,
and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of  nature or one of      the seasons. (


Aliens, monsters,

and vampires, oh my! Watch out,

all you princesses.

Cold, wet, runny nose

I can't feel my toes.  Must fill

bag with more candy.   

Darkness sneaks in, Ghouls

creep in, knocking on soul's doors.

Craving sweet candy.   

Darkness falls. Moonbeams

and candlelit walkways raise.

Childhood emerges.


Waiting for darkness. Little

ghost asks, "Is it time?"

Dark night, candlelight.

A hand to hold, in case. Trick-

or- treat.  Sweet embrace.


  1. Your Haiku, sweet wine
    Images smells tastes and sounds
    Innocence. Old times.

    Reader twenty-five
    When will you open the door?
    Be upside-down, too.