It's been great fun this month writing Inktober-inspired haiku, senryu and tanka poems. You can see my prompt list and the first week of poems here, the second week of poems here, and the third week here.
I hope you've enjoyed these mostly spooky, sometimes nature-inspired, occasionally random (baseball playoffs!) poems.
So now, without further ado, here is the Spooktacular conclusion to my Spooktober project!
Our host for Poetry Friday this week is Linda at Teacher Dance. Hop on over to her blog for links to this week's round of poetic goodness.
Fabulous! And, look! You've made a whole collection...ready to publish. I love the fun and humor in all your poems. The poem, 'Spell' made me laugh out loud.ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda! It's been a fun project to work on.Delete
Oh my, I love that secret smile lurking in 'Vampire' & 'Gravestone' gave me a big laugh. I am a former teacher! Linda is right - work on these for a Halloween poetry book, Elisabeth!ReplyDelete
Elisabeth, so many great poems, it was hard to choose my favorite, but I love the wordplay in "Spider Web." Brilliant!ReplyDelete
As I reply I realize that the first three comments on this post were all from people named "Linda" :-). Thank you for your comments, Linda KT. It was fun to try to weave some nature/autumn-themed poems in among the Halloween-themed poems, to try to capture the month of October in more fullness than just one holiday.Delete
I'm laughing out loud, after a long pause to get the joke in SPELL. Love it! GRAVESTONE is also very fun. Well played! You have made a month of treasure!ReplyDelete
Thanks Mary Lee! I'm wondering what other themes I might tackle in a similar way another time.Delete
Nice work, Elizabeth! My favorite is the Spider haiku, with all the D alliteration. I also love the energy in the last one.ReplyDelete
These are so great, Elisabeth! The baseball poem for the 23rd is so evocative of fall for me; one year I watched every single playoff game and the World Series. It's been a while since I've done that, but the memory lingers.ReplyDelete
Oh I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the baseball poem, Susan. I wasn't sure if it was too far out in left field ( LOL :-) to include that one. I'm glad it brought a fall memory to mind for you.Delete
Look at all these poems! Makes me wish I had done Inktober. I love the way they look on your page. Did you use a special formatting or create images for each one?ReplyDelete
Thanks Margaret! I created images for each poem. I added 'alttext' to each one so they would still be accessible to people who use screen readers for website accessibility.Delete
Elisabeth, I see you have been very busy with your haikus. I like Gravestone the best because it made me smile and I think it would make a great Halloween poster in your yard. Kids and teachers would enjoy this haiku but all of your poems make for a great Spooktacular Project.ReplyDelete
What a clever idea, Carol! I never thought about taking a poem and turning it into a decoration like that!Delete
The vampire one reminds me how my husband and I rubbed garlic on our arms while watching vampire movies to scare our daughter when she was a teen.ReplyDelete
That story makes me laugh, Jone!Delete
What an assortment--the 27th made me laugh out loud, and the 29th, with its "spangles dangle" and wonderful alliteration made me see spiderwebs anew, even though I've read many spiderweb poems. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comments, Laura. The spiderweb poem was inspired by one I saw on a walk. As soon as I saw the sunlight highlighting the dewdrops, I knew I wanted to try to capture that in a poem.Delete