At the local Kroger today…
Dreams fled away, this country bedroom, raw
With the touch of the dawn, wrapped in a minor peace,
Hears through an open window the garden draw
Long pitch black breaths, lay bare its apple trees,
Ripe pear trees, brambles, windfall-sweetened soil,
Exhale rough sweetness against the starry slates.
Nearer the river sleeps St. John’s, all toil
Locked fast inside a dream with iron gates.
Domestic Autumn, like an animal
Long used to handling by those countrymen,
Rubs her kind hide against the bedroom wall
Sensing a fragrant child come back again
—Not this half-tolerated consciousness,
Its own cold season never done,
But that unspeaking daughter, growing less
Familiar where we fell asleep as one.
Wakeful moth-wings blunder near a chair,
Toss their light shell at the glass, and go
To inhabit the living starlight. Stranded hair
Stirs on the still linen. It is as though
The black breathing that billows her sleep, her name,
Drugged under judgement, waned and—bearing daggers
And balances—down the lampless darkness they came,
Moving like women: Justice, Truth, such figures.
Halloween costume ideas. Usually I have two, sometimes three.
This will be my work-appropriate costume from the original “The Prisoner” TV show. Easily thrift-shop-able
A coworker will be dressing similarily, but will add a scarf (Number 2). And a friend of mine at work will be rocking something like this.
As mentioned previously my party-appropriate costume will be Beetlejuice. The missus is dressing as a sandworm. Still need a costume for the trick-or-treaters so it has to be something I can don easily and not too terrifying.
She’ll figure something out. She is quite crafty (in a good way!)
… I was going to post it in the summer topic but it closed already
I would say you can start a winter holiday thread, but maybe in November!
Have some Hallowe’en wallpaper!
Halloween costume from 1905
Edmund Dulac illustration for Edgar A Poe’s The Raven
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Just a reminder for the holiday season…