Halloween Doodle and the Posts of Halloween Past

HalloweenDoodle15It is a gmish of illustrations and poetry today, the day before Halloween. The above doodle (pencil on paper) was fueled in part by the piles of halloween candy that keep appearing at work! It was inspired as a revisit to a poem that I featured on Illustrated Poetry back in April (remember, I can’t manage to plan posts around the relevant holidays!) – “Horror Movie” by Howard Moss. Definitely worth a read today or tomorrow! Also, if you would like an Alan-Cummings-sounding Scottish gentleman to read another scary poem to you – “The Twa Corbies” – I recommend my Halloween post from last year.

Meanwhile, I’ve been playing with adding Halloween words to the Poetry Generator. If you haven’t been introduced to the Poetry Generator, click here – you may or may not thank me, as it is quite addictive. It will make random poems for you based on either words you supply or a standard set. I’ll be tweeting out my Halloween generator poems today and tomorrow – they’ll appear in the Twitter sidebar here at IP or follow me on Twitter.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!


  1. Great doodle / sketch, and I love The Twa Corbies I’ve just listened to. There’s something perticularly eerie about a Scottish voice reading a poem that way.


    1. Thank you! It was fun to go back and listen to it myself. There are also many recordings of folk groups singing the poem, as it was a traditional ballad – but I still love it as a spoken word piece with different voices for the corbies, it adds an especially spooky feel!

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  2. My love for Marcy is so great,
    my heart melts for her ’til the dusk of day.
    The night draws when she’s away –
    complement: blooms ’til day’s dawn.

    Her beauty is great,
    Wondering mind ’til she sees,
    is eyecatching all I do –
    While waiting for the moment, for her to say “I do.”

    Read more about Poetry Generator: Create Your Own Poem with Dada Poetry Generator.

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    1. Thank you for introducing me to another poetry generator! I tried it today with an Irish ghost story as the seed:

      Once you be attacked on the way –
      speak Gaelic, the nature tail
      came around everyone. or eyes. to us.

      Not bad! Although not as good as yours came out! 😉

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    1. So true – I think of all the horror movie posters/trailers that feature sinister eyes peering out at you – it seems that the eyes have it! (I am still traumatized by the “eye monster” in Pan’s Labyrinth!!) I hope you have an enjoyable Halloween filled with lots of candy! 🙂

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