Tag Archives: Halloween

stars, planet, moons, et. al. . . .

The roots of an Exquisite Corpse–like Halloween–are planted in Surrealism. Given that, I tried to give myself license not to take myself too seriously when it came to rattling the skeletal threads of this Corpse together into a sequential body which, … Continue reading

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exquisite corpse update . . .

Thanks to those who’ve generously submitted to my “exquisite corpse” project. And if you haven’t but would like to, I’m extending the deadline until Monday, Oct. 27. (See previous post for the low-down.) I’m letting the responses percolate before putting together something wonderfully … Continue reading

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exquisite corpse, anyone? . . .

A week or two ago, the folks at WordPress sent me virtual “happy anniversary” wishes, reminding me that I’d started this blog with them four years ago. It’s hard to believe that I’ve kept this enterprise going all that time, and that … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve . . .

Each year for Day of the Dead, my creative and spirited best friend, Katherine Shurlds, sets up an altar in her living room to honor friends and loved ones she’s said goodbye to over the years. A small glimpse of … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead III . . .

    her altar set for family and friends . . . each calavera flickering light that sparks all of our memories                –Margaret Dornaus Once again, I’m privileged to share several images and small … Continue reading

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all legs and arms . . .

  all legs and arms . . . this wraith of a girl not much more than the thin slice of lightning that encircles her still A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 4, September 2012 Don’t forget I’m still accepting … Continue reading

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mummy painting . . .

mummy painting the young girl’s eyes wide open A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 4, Sept. 2012 It’s already the middle of October, and that has me thinking about the dead . . . And, more specifically, Day of the … Continue reading

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Almost All Hallow’s Eve . . .

new moon . . . the head of the ghoul shining brighter 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 … Continue reading

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After Billy . . .

If I write spring moon or mountain, is that haiku plagiarism?                                –Billy Collins I’m a big fan of the poetry of Billy Collins but only recently discovered what he does with haiku.  Instead of 5/7/5, many of his ku (see … Continue reading

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All Souls Tributes . . .

the whole family all with white hair and canes visiting graves                          –Bashō (trans., Jane Reichhold) As Halloween and El Día de los Muertos approach, once again I look to Bashō for inspiration on how to best remember those who’ve traveled down the ancestral road … Continue reading

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