Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In a Lonely Place

We are ready for Halloween at my house, meaning there's still half a tub of candy left and lots of naturally grown organic cobwebs.

We're ready over at Escape Into Life, too, our Haunting Poems feature graced with gently-eerie-but-also-whimsical art by Dan May.

This girl with birds and foreground rabbits makes me think of the phrase "in a lonely place," the title of a truly haunting film with Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, one of my favorites in the film noir genre.

And this one, called The Departure, reminds me that I need to get a haircut.* It's paired with a poem called "Small Print Tornado" by Julie Brooks Barbour. I know some of you, faithful readers, are scared of tornadoes, but the poem is scary in quite a different way.

*My hair is almost this long but not swept up in such an elegant way.

Nor this blue-gray. More white-gold.

May you have a fun, safe, healthy, not-too-scary-or-cavity-ridden Happy Halloween!

4 comments:

seana graham said...

What a gorgeous combination of poetry and art. Glad to see sometime commenter here Hannah Stephenson in the mix.

Yes, it was scary, but in a good way...

Kathleen said...

Glad to hear this! Thanks, Seana!

toomuchaugust said...

white gold is good. as is this post, the way it mixes every sense together. coming here, i am reminded to slow down.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Sherry. Glad to hear that!