Thursday, October 30, 2014

Poetry Friday - Boo-o-o!

                                                                                                  Linda Baie (c) All Rights Reserved           
               I think I must have read the poem I want to share today last year at B.J. Lee's post and then printed it out. I have the printed copy in my Halloween poems file, and when I looked for a link to it, B.J. Lee's Blue Window blog came up. Here's the beginning of Alice Schertle's poem "Walk Softly", from her book, Keepers, and you can find the rest at Blue Window. AND, I also found the poem shared by Laura Purdie Salas when her blog was on Live Journal, way back in 2010. Laura adds more about the poem here. If you don't know it, enjoy. If you remember, enjoy it all over again.  Among so many others, it's a favorite of mine, too.  
            I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween, full of spooks and goblins, or whatever you'd love to fill your Friday nights with. I'm rather full of candy corn after this week of school hijinks! We have a big parade at my school on Halloween, before the parties, and find even the older students (8th graders) wearing marvelous and creative costumes this one last Halloween for them.

            Welcome to Poetry Friday's fright-filled day.

Walk Softly

Walk softly
in this wood,
where little wispy things
in gown and hood
slide down the dark
and fold their wings.

         Find more in the links above!        


50 comments:

  1. Thanks for g/hosting us, Linda! Happy Halloween! Don't eat too much candy!!

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    1. It will be a day of sweets, that's for sure.

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  2. Boo! Thanks so much for hosting, Linda, and for these poetic treats. :0)

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    1. You're welcome, Robyn. Hope you enjoy them all day tomorrow!

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  3. Nice to read "Walk Softly" again. Happy Halloween and thanks for hosting this week. (My link goes live at 6 a.m. EDT.)

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    1. Thanks, Jama. Have a lovely day tomorrow!

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  4. Great choice for today, Linda! I like the way the closing repeats the opening.

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    1. It's so nice, isn't it, softly creepy?

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  5. My dear Linda, what a BOOtiful poem choice for today. And you know me, I'm all for letting fearful rhyming have its day! Thanks for being our Halloween hostess. :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle, can't wait to see the final zeno!

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  6. Perfect choice for today, Linda - I love the way it begins rather gently and then builds to something creepy and ominous.

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    1. Thanks, Tara, it is a lovely poem, I think, with just the perfect amount of shivers.

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  7. Thanks for hosting, Linda! I'm in with a little original poem about Halloween at our house. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks, Karen, Happy Halloween to you too! It's supposed to be a lovely seventyish day here-we've had the best weather!

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  8. Thank you for hosting, Linda--oh, I do love that poem, and I'm sure I haven't read it since I posted it 4 years ago. Thank you for putting it in front of me again:>)

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    1. You're welcome, Laura. Enjoy the day! So funny that I found you from somewhat long ago! And I do love the poem, have kept it in my file.

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  9. Thank for sharing the perfectly Hallooweenish poem. And thanks for hosting this fright-filled Friday!

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    1. You're welcome, Penny. Have a very spooky day!

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  10. Thank you for hosting PF, Linda! "Walk Softly" through your Halloween day and night...BOO, indeed. =)

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    1. It should be frightfully delightful, Bridget. Best to you too!

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    2. I sent you an e-mail. too, but am trying to comment on your post, & can't get it through. Will try tomorrow!

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  11. Happy Halloween, Linda! Thanks for hosting today and thanks for Alice Schertle's poem. She interlaces her lines so beautifully.

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    1. You're welcome, Tamera. I'm happy you liked the poem!

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  12. Thanks for hosting, Linda! I am having trouble with my glasses, which means that I am having trouble seeing, but I will visit the posts once I can see!

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    1. Sorry for that, Tabatha. Hope you can fix the problem! Happy Halloween!

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  13. Linda, what a great day to host Poetry Friday. Thanks for the appropriate ambiance at your blog site. I love the idea that is a fearful rhyming day. Enjoy your day and thank you again for making it special for all of us.

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    1. You're very welcome, Carol. Enjoy the day too!

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  14. Hey Linda, make sure you check your email. I sent you a reply from my TLD account.

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    1. Thanks very much, Michelle. I sent a reply!

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  15. Thanks for providing a place for everyone to share "fearful rhyming" today. :)

    I didn't know Walk Softly. Thanks for introducing it! Have a wonderful Halloween. We will be parading at our school too.

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    1. It will be such a fun day, Crystal. Happy to hear about your parade, too!

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  16. Thanks for hosting! I posted a piece from Spoon River Anthology at my blog, Bildungsroman.

    Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone!

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  17. Thanks for the Spoon River piece-so apt for today! Happy Halloween to you too!

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  18. Thanks for rounding us up on this spooky day. I had 4 different poems for today, but my son wanted me to post the rap from Thriller, so that's what I did! (I was leaning more toward Frost today.)

    Happy Halloween!

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  19. Thank you Tricia, I'm sure we'll all enjoy it! Have a 'thrilling' Halloween!

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  20. Happy Halloween! Today on the Teaching Authors blog, I wander off on tangents related to audience, consider revising, and post an old poem from my files. http://www.teachingauthors.com/2014/10/audience-revising-and-poetry-friday.html

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  21. Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to coming back and reading the posts later!

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  22. Halloween Happiness Linda & thank you for introducing me to a new poem by Alice Schertle that uses "wisps," one of my favorite words.

    Appreciations to all Poetry Friday writers & readers.

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  23. What a fun day to host the Poetry Roundup! Happy Halloween!

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  24. Computer problems made for late everythings today. But Starbucks and a latte have put most of it right! No H. poems from me, but a quickly written computer ditty. Thanks for hosting. Looks like a good turnout!

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  25. Oh my goodness, I'm slow today. Tied up in spiderwebs or something. Thanks for hosting Linda!

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  26. Thanks to JoAnn, Ruth, Jan, Holly, Donna, & Doraine. So happy to see you here, sharing on this busy day. I'll be over to see what you shared in between those trick or treaters! Happy Halloween!

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  27. Thanks for hosting.
    My selection is "Your Skeleton Is Showing: rhymes of blunder from six feet under" written by Kurt Cyrus with illustrations Crab Scrambly.

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    1. I can't link up for you, Janet because I don't have your e-mail. But everyone, here is Janet's link! http://janetsquires.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday.html

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    2. Thanks for hosting, Linda. Remembering an easy rhyming Halloween poem my daughter memorized as a preschooler.

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    3. Thanks Ramona, & happy Halloween!

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  28. Linda,
    Thank you for hosting today's poetry event. I'll be back to cruise through the links. It looks like a boo-tiful treat.

    Walk softly --- great advice today.

    Cathy

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    1. You're welcome, Cathy, happy that you joined us with those beautiful poems!

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  29. Wowza - I like your idea in this poem of THE GHOST'S BALLET, as a picture book Linda. Howaboutit?
    Thanks for hosting. And yes, I'm linking laaaaaaate!

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    1. Yep, you are late, but glad you sneaked in anyway, Jan. Thanks for the idea about That Ghost Ballet-something to consider...

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