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Monday, October 28, 2013


Knocking at my door
was a bottle nose dolphin.
He knocked some more.
He didn't look too thin.

He carried a bag,
wanted to be fed.

is what the dolphin said.


     Oh my goodness.  I was all ready to post a lovely haiku today with a photograph.  I was going to be done with all the permutations on my Halloween rhyme, but then on Saturday, I got a Halloween quote and picture of a dog in my email box.  It said "Lick or treat."  It was such a good idea to play with rhyming words for the trick, that I wanted to try my own.  So, I might make this Halloween party last all week.  I only need three more Halloween poems.  I hope you are having a spooky good time.  Can you write a spooky poem today?  Try it.  What frightens you?  How does it feel. What do you do?  Have fun writing.


  1. Okay, you've got me, Joy. These are very fun. Here's one for you!

    Knocking at my mousie door
    was a large and wise old owl
    He knocked and knocked again;
    He wanted to be my pal.

    He few into a flutter
    and when I told him NO, he muttered.

    Owls do not usually come for tea;
    They trick and as a treat, that’s me!

    1. JoyOctober 29, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      This is delightful. Thank you for playing poetry with me. I like the idea of the owl and the mouse showing up for Halloween.
      I saw a t-shirt yesterday that made me think of you. It was printed with, "This grandma loves little ghouls."
      Did you see on David Harrison's blog www.davidlharrison.wordpress.com
      that he is inviting posts of Halloween poems? This would get more readers over there.
      Hope you have lots of trick-or-treaters coming to your door.

    2. Sorry so late seeing your reply, forgot to check back! You've created such a wonderful structure, fun to work with. Love hearing about the t-shirt, too! I babysat the 'ghoul' last night! And yes, I saw David's call, have written another for him, but maybe I'll share this too! Thanks!

  2. Joy,
    This was so fun. I didn't expect the line that the dolphin uses. Thanks!

    1. Linda,
      There are only two more Halloween poems to write. This is working well. Can you guess what tomorrow's will be? I'm still trying to think of a way to use that "Lick-or-treat," line.