October 10th, 2007


Happy Halloween, Day 10

First, I bring you Halloween quizzes!

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And now, on with the show:

Link of the Day: ExtremePumpkins.com (For pumpkin carving at its wildest! Make sure to check out the galleries of past contest winners.)

Literature of the Day: Here's a dark and poignant look at Halloween.

“The Ballad of Halloween” (1900)
by Theodosia Garrison

All night the wild wind on the heath
Whistled its song of vague alarms;
All night in some mad dance of death
The poplars tossed their naked arms.

Mignon Isá hath left her bed
And bared her shoulders to the blast;
The long procession of the dead
Stared at her as it passed.

"Oh, there, methinks, my mother smiled,
And there my father walks forlorn,
And there the little nameless child
That was the parish scorn.

"And there my olden comrades move,
And there my sister smiles apart,
But nowhere is the fair, false love
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