Monday, October 30, 2006

While Walking Alone

The shadow came first
stretched out on the sidewalk
distorted and larger than the truth.

Right above is the authentic appendage
dripping with their slices of red, like blood
begging for attention and going
out on a limb.

As you can see, I have been using this time of year and the close observance of Halloween, to allow the gruesome corner of my writing mind, to indulge in some scary poems. No, it is not my most favorite subject matter, but I have never allowed myself this indulgence. I don't consider any of these past few days good writing...but I have been giggling a lot :D (hee hee)


Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

I've been hee-hee-ing too! I even signed a Halloween card Witchy! Laughter is the best medicine! Happy week!!! xoxoxxo

11:56 PM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

Nothing wrong with working from where you are now, is there? Sounds very authentic and fun to me...

4:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love all of your festive poems...i've been in the mood to be scared a bit too. need a good scary movie, a big bowl of popcorn, and my honey to snuggle and hie into :)

5:00 AM  
Blogger Deb R said...

I'm getting a kick out of you indulging your dark side! :-)

Loving the photos too. Yesterday's photo was gruesome looking, but today's is beautiful.

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've been enjoying them!!!

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Teresa Sheeley said...

Your poems are wonderful no matter what subject you are writing about. I tell you, you should be published girl!!

Warm thoughts and wishes your way today! Hope you are feeling on top of the world :)


6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's wonderful that you're stretching your writing self; it's something I need to do. I'm not a Halloweeny person but love the harvest aspect of fall. You have one more ghoulish day left; will there be another deep, dark post?

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome! I totally love it. You are so creative and brave. I haven't the guts to put my fiction (I can't write poetry) on my blog. One of these days, maybe.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Lisa (oceandreamer) said...

Darlene I love your writing and all the wonderful photos and images you include enhances it as well. Your halloween poem should go on Daisy Lupins blog for the Halloween Circle.

8:45 AM  
Blogger bronxbt said...

LOVE your entry! pic is awesome too. my fav tree in my backyard is a japanese maple and omgoodness did it explode into brilliance this season!

yer cooh.

if you need a smile this week, come vote. i needed smiles bigtime this AM and worked hard to find some funny images.

thanks for your comments on cardboardpeople too.. yer right, it is SOOO ME.

Bronxbt & a chilly mr puddins

10:26 AM  
Blogger red sun said...

i love your writing... especially the fun stuff!

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is too much - absolutely brilliant and inspired! how far are you going to push it tomorrow, my sweet?!! x x x

12:02 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

sometimes we just have to let that part of ourselves run free for a bit...let it strengthen our creativity...

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am loving these poems.
They are creepy and fun.
Not scary and yuk!
Happy Halloween... or is that not correct?
I dunno, we dont have it over here!
Tho some kids do trick and treat!! OF COURSE!

3:48 PM  
Blogger twitches said...

Giggle on! I love the rhyme of "authentic appendage."

7:28 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

I don't think that it is bad writing at all; you are just letting go of some things. And, what better time to do it? Your photo is beautiful!!!


10:20 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Good for only regret in this poem is that you didn't go further! xo, d

9:33 AM  

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