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Poetry Friday: More Spooktober Poems

I'm writing a poem for every day of October, playing with poems inspired by a list of Inktober prompts written in senryu, haiku, and tanka poetic forms. You can read the first week's worth of my Spooktober poems, and see my prompt list, in this post

I've had a lot of fun with the prompts this week! 


Spooktober Poem 9: Galaxy Wish upon a star? I’ve got bigger dreams than that. They’re galaxy-sized! © 2021, Elisabeth Norton
Spooktober Poem 10: Beetle Summer night tail-lights Trace magic runes in mid-air. You call us fireflies, But the name doesn’t matter. We know who we are: beetles. © 2021, Elisabeth Norton
Spooktober Poem 11: Hat Must I wear a hat, Sharp and pointy, black as cats, To be a real witch?© 2021, Elisabeth Norton
Spooktober Poem 12: Wand One wave of my wand will turn you into a frog. Oops! Ribbit! Backwards. © 2021, Elisabeth Norton
Spooktober Poem 13: Potion I was only gone A minute or three — It really wasn’t that long! The next thing I knew There was green smoke and lightning And my room was full of frogs! © 2021, Elisabeth Norton
Spooktober Poem 14: Spellbook Flipping through pages, There must be a spell here for Finishing homework! © 2021, Elisabeth Norton
Spooktober Poem 15: Snake Line snakes down the street. Rumor says, this is the house with the best candy. © 2021, Elisabeth Norton
I've got some publishing news to share today! I'm thrilled to have two poems included in the 10.10 Poetry Anthology: Celebrating 10 in 10 Different Ways, which includes poems from many Poetry Friday participants. 

Book Cover: Wee Words for Wee Ones presents 10.10 Poetry Anthology: celebrating 10 in 10 different ways, edited and compiled by Bridget Magee



You can get a peek inside the anthology and order your own copy here

The editor of the anthology, Bridget Magee, is our host for Poetry Friday this week. Hop on over to her blog to congratulate her on 10 years of blogging and the publication of this wonderful anthology, and to get links to the rest of today's Poetry Friday poems!



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  1. Elizabeth! These are fabulous. I fell in love with Galaxy...and then Beetle and all of them. What a wonderful collection you have. Great word play and positive vibe in every one.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I'm having a lot of fun playing with these prompts - I'm glad that's coming through in the poems.

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  2. You are building a most enjoyable group of poems here, Elisabeth! Wand made me 'hoppy'. ;)

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    1. Thanks Bridget! (I think you are the punniest person I know - you always make me :-)

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  3. These are all clever and sooo halloween. The last one reminded me of the house on our street that no one missed as a kid. There were trays of candy apples.

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  4. I like every one, Elisabeth. You have included sparks of laughter in each. I imagine that there are school kids everywhere who would love the "Spellbook" & I adore the surprise in that final one, "Snake". congrats on your poems. I have the anthology & am enjoying every bit.

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  5. I really enjoyed your collection of short poems Elisabeth. They possess a compacted energy that is palpable. Particularly enjoyed your opening poem Galaxy. it makes a powerful statement of intent within a short few lines. Look forward to reading your words in the new anthology- a space we share.

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    1. Thanks Alan! I'm happy to have poems alongside you and so many other Poetry Friday poets.

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  6. My favorite was BEETLE until you surprised me with that snake! Fun!!

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    1. Thanks Mary Lee! I'm trying to pack little twists into the endings of as many of the poems as I can.

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  7. I loved the line of trick-or-treaters snaking around the neighborhood. Super! And here is to having galaxy-sized wishes!

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    1. Thanks Denise! Imagine what our world could be if a generation of kids felt free to have wishes that big!

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  8. These are wonderful. I especially enjoyed 14 and 15. I was expecting something quite different with your title, Snake, and thoroughly enjoyed having my expectations upended. Congrats on having your poems in Bridget's anthology!

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    1. Thanks! I'm enjoying playing with alternate meanings and interpretations of the prompts.

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  9. I love the tan on snake. Congrats on your two poems in Bridget's book.

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