new moon . . .
the head of the ghoul
According to Earth and Sky, the brightest star in the night skies right now, found in the constellation Perseus, is known variously as Algol, the Demon Star, or the Ghoul Star. What could be more appropriate for Halloween? Well, maybe Aubrie Cox’s troll and tea party post–planned for Oct. 31. (There’s still a little time left to send your tea/monster ku her way . . . . ) Or an after-Halloween Day of the Dead ku-fest scheduled here for Nov. 2.
To participate in the latter, send me your ku/tanka by the witching hour on Halloween and I’ll include at least one (or more) in my annual post commemorating loved ones who’ve gone before us. Just write your tributes in comments to this post, and I’ll sort through them for Wednesday’s unveiling. Felicidades. Oh, and Happy Halloween!