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Happy Halloween!

The day is here! Happy Halloween, Happy Samhain, and Happy Day of the Dead!

And happy birthday to greenhoodloxley, who showed very good taste in being born this day. May you have a wonderful birthday and many, many more!

Just call me FrankenPumpkin...

You Are

A Franken Pumpkin Face

You would make a good deformed pumpkin.

And now, for the poem I saved just for today. The very last lines are my favorites.

The steeples are white in the wild moonlight,
And the trees have a silver glare;
Past the chimneys high see the vampires fly,
And the harpies of upper air,
That flutter and laugh and stare.

For the village dead to the moon outspread
Never shone in the sunset's gleam,
But grew out of the deep that the dead years keep
Where the rivers of madness stream
Down the gulfs to a pit of dream.

A chill wind blows through the rows of sheaves
In the meadows that shimmer pale,
And comes to twine where the headstones shine
And the ghouls of the churchyard wail
For harvests that fly and fail.

Not a breath of the strange grey gods of change
That tore from the past its own
Can quicken this hour, when a spectral power
Spreads sleep o'er the cosmic throne,
And looses the vast unknown.

So here again stretch the vale and plain
That moons long-forgotten saw,
And the dead leap gay in the pallid ray,
Sprung out of the tomb's black maw
To shake all the world with awe.

And all that the morn shall greet forlorn,
The ugliness and the pest
Of rows where thick rise the stones and brick,
Shall some day be with the rest,
And brood with the shades unblest.

Then wild in the dark let the lemurs bark,
And the leprous spires ascend;
For new and old alike in the fold
Of horror and death are penned,
For the hounds of Time to rend.

"Hallowe'en in a Suburb" by H. P. Lovecraft



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 31st, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
Happy Halloween! Happy Samhain!
You Are

A Classic Pumpkin Face

You would make a good pumpkin pie.

mmmmmmmmmmmmm .... did someone say pumpkin pie?

Now, if I can just get through the day without dipping into that candy bowl!! LOL
Oct. 31st, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Halloween! Happy Samhain!
Mmmm, pumpkin pie... ::drools::
Mmmm, candy... ::drools::
Oct. 31st, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
Happy Halloween!
Oct. 31st, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
And to you, too! :)
Oct. 31st, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
Eek, I'm an angry pumpkin

Aww, thank you!

You Are

An Angry Pumpkin Face

You would make a good smashed pumpkin.
Oct. 31st, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Eek, I'm an angry pumpkin
Have a great day! :) Even if you are an angry pumpkin... ;)
Oct. 31st, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Lovely Poem
You Are

A Silly Pumpkin Face

You would make good pumpkin taffy.
Oct. 31st, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Lovely Poem
Ha! I love that pumpkin face. Happy Halloween!
Nov. 1st, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
*is already in November*

*mourns end of the month*

I've so enjoyed your October lead-up to Halloween! so much fun. thanks for all the fabulous, ear-candy gifts and excellent poems. I particularly like this one today. it's not one I've read before. and what's not to love about lemurs barking?
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