Halloween Poem: The Forgotten Promise

This Halloween I am the bearerOf a tiny tale of terrorCloaked in gloom, I am the wearerGallows grin and red-eyed starerBuilding screams in throats, I’m snarerTime to leave – or stay in error!   In her ear a planted borerGrinding jaws, consuming horrorLaying claim, brain’s apple-corerMerciless, doom comes for herUnless a cure can restore her…

dVerse — Haibun Monday 93 — Ashes of the Dead

In time of war and unholy pogrom, the young boy’s loving parents left him in the care of the old woman who lived on the outskirts of town and raised chickens and a few meager vegetables. Until she died, sitting up, with her feet in a basin of water. He waited and waited for her…

#Haikai Challenge #110 — Halloween and Samhain

For Halloween: Opal days wane, carved faces shine thrice in moon’s light smiles sharing soul cake.     For Samhain: Stubbled fields’ sun sets Cattle fall by bonfire’s glow Toasts raised to fiddles Fairies flit in warm shadows Nibbling apple nut bread. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: This week,…