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Monday Poetry Prompt: Halloween


This Friday is All Saints’ Day so let’s write a Halloween poem. It could be a memory of treats your received or tricks you played. It could feature pumpkins, skeletons, black cats or even a witches’ sabbath, to combine last week’s prompt with this. Post your harvest in the comments below.



About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


9 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Halloween

  1. Now how can I write a scary poem with such a cute picture?! 🙂 OK, here goes:

    Candy, costumes, cunning lies
    Halloween is my favorite time
    Ghosts and ghouls don’t bother me
    I’m more afraid of what’s in D.C.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JeanMarie | October 29, 2019, 2:13 AM
  2. All Hallow’ Eve

    Chaff of wheat blowing tans
    and darker browns across the field
    where the promise of growth
    once lived in the spell of earth,
    where summer seeds once opened
    like a heart on fire with love.

    Now oil lanterns glow
    through the old-field schoolhouse windows
    and autumn’s twilight sweeps the land.
    Children appear in the door to follow
    their teacher past the sparks of a bonfire,
    just lit by a father, to neighboring homesteads.
    Their eyes candles of expectation,
    the night sky cold, full of stars.

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by steve Croft | October 28, 2019, 1:55 PM
  3. Dogs in ghost costumes
    Nature’s nurtures brought them back
    For heart’s sake please do

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | October 28, 2019, 9:37 AM

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