Thursday, August 5, 2010

I'm Dreaming of....

Bittersweet
pumpkins
tangled vines....
Woodsmoke & Twilight
(no...not the movie)

Impromptu costumes put together at the last minute....
burnt-cork beards and bandana pirate/gypsy scarves
pillow cases laden with candy,
dragging along the ground....

Jack O Lantern "guts"
sugar-highs & belly aches...

the smell of fresh rain on newly fallen oak leaves....
welcoming porchlights glowing through ancient tree limbs
Graveyard hide-n-seek
home-made fudge and candy corn...
hot apple cider laced with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Plaid skirts and wool socks and baskets woven from ash...
Crows in the corn and stew on the stove....
Falling asleep to the sound of the wind through bare branches on an October's night.
"October gave a party;
the leaves by hundreds came...
the Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples
and leaves of Every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
& everything was grand ~
Miss Weather led the Dancing,
...Professor Wind,
the Band..."

Blessed be!
Lori

5 comments:

William Bezek said...

Beautiful...that is Halloween to me!

April Mechelle said...

You are making me what Autumn to hurry up and get here. Halloween would not be the Night if not for the wind blowing and the leaves swirling around you as you Trick or Treat. It is 100 here today in Alabama. I have Burnt Leaves instead of green leaves.. LOL

moosecraft said...

I almost felt the cool breeze! LOL! Absolutely LOVE this picture!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Your wonderful writing certainly does conjure up the images of Fall and Halloween. Beautiful.
~Nan

Finegan Antiques said...

How beautifully said. I think you have a bad case of Fall withdrawal as do I. Fall is my favorite time of year and Halloween my favorite holiday. I can almost begin to smell autumn in the air. Soon!

Donna