This year, to help me celebrate, my mother made and sent me a beautiful quilted piece for our table. I just love it, and I had to share! The "spider webs" on the green fabric are even fuzzy!
LINK OF THE DAY: The Mad-Monsters Movie Trailers Site is great fun. Watch the movie trailers of classic old horror films on your computer! Be sure to look around the rest of the site, as well.
LITERATURE OF THE DAY: Today I have three of my Halloween favorites to share with you.
"Oil and Blood"
By William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
In tombs of gold and lapis lazuli
Bodies of holy men and women exude
Miraculous oil, odour of violet.
But under heavy loads of trampled clay
Lie bodies of the vampires full of blood;
Their shrouds are bloody and their lips are wet.
"The Grey Thing"
by Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
There is a grey thing that lives in the tree-tops
None knows the horror of its sight
Save those who meet death in the wilderness
But one is enabled to see
To see branches move at its passing
To hear at times the wail of black laughter
And to come often upon mystic places
Places where the thing has just been.
by Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914)
Out of the strange
Still dusk... as strange, as still...
A white moth flew... Why am I grown