Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Weather

It looks kind of like this in my back yard this morning. Misty, grayish yellow, and full of imaginary owls.*

I call it Halloween Weather.

Artist Kathleen Lolley calls it Moon Ritual, the painting, that is. Here is her artist feature at Escape Into Life, and she is the artist paired today with poems by Susan Slaviero. I met Susan briefly at a RHINO Reads poetry reading in Brothers K coffeeshop a couple years ago now (that long?!), and, as it is hard to hear poetry in a coffeeshop, I also sought out her work in print, found her blog and her magazine, etc., and am so glad to share some of her new poems at Escape Into Life!

But, yes, Halloween Weather is upon us, that shift to colder temps and lingering or likely precipitation. I always hope the Indian Summer will last through trick-or-treat time, and sometimes it does, but I have gone trick-or-treating in the snow, rain, and cold snappy wind, too, alas. My son's coming home from college this Halloween weekend. I doubt he will want to trick-or-treat, but I do have some fun size Snickers in the house, for him and any possible costumed visitors,* chosen in light of possible leftovers.

Hmm, no leftovers here.

Also, any leftover Snickers will be served to my poetry workshop on Sunday! Along with red wine. And, speaking of poetry, expect more scary poems, including another from Slaviero, on Halloween Monday in Escape Into Life, too. It's a mini anthology of poems that might scare you. They scared me.

For now, I leave you with Afternoon Frenzy, by Kathleen Lolley, something I hope not to witness in my own back yard. Remember, it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

*And on Monday, a trick-or-treater--or 4--might actually cross the back yard from their yard to get to the treats, but they might be dressed as Lego people!

Also, check this out! Ego Leonard, etc.!


Maureen said...

Wonderful pairing of art and poetry.

I'll look forward to the Halloween anthology. I'm planning to post a sestina I've written about Mary Shelley writing "Frankenstein".

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Maureen. I'll look forward to the sestina!

Kathleen said...

(Those Snickers for the poetry workshop would be advance "leftovers," since Halloween is Monday.)

--Nonlinear Poet

Sandy Longhorn said...

Lovely art! As always the work over at EIL is awesome as well. THANK YOU!!!!

Cathy said...

Mmmm, red wine and Snickers . . . I could write a really bad poem about that!

Kathleen said...

Put a zombie in it.

Karen the neighbor said...

I'm just now catching up on my blog reading!

Thanks for the Snickers! I've stolen them all from the smaller legos, who are too young to count and be miserly with their chocolate. ;)

Kathleen said...

Excellent choice, Karen the neighbor, mother of Lego people! All the leftover fun-size Snickers in our house have been eaten.