Saturday, October 31, 2009

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"

What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path, amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night! With what wistful look did he eye every trembling ray of light streaming across the waste fields from some distant window! How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with snow, which, like a sheeted specter, beset his very path! How often did he shrink with curdling awe at the sound of his own steps on the frosty crust beneath his feet; and dread to look over his shoulder, lest he should behold some uncouth being tramping close behind him! and how often was he thrown into complete dismay by some rushing blast, howling among the trees, in the idea that it was the Galloping Hessian on one of his nightly scouring!

Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. -Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

Halloween Poem by Cartoon Cottage


  1. crystalwolf aka caligrlOctober 31, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Eye thanks :) Great post!

  2. Thanks!

    I am in the middle of making lots of goodies for a group of teenage boys who plan on spending the evening watching HORROR movies!
    Yummy Mummy
    Boogers on a Stick
    Monter Toes
    Ghoulish Punch
    Mummy Dogs
    Blood & Bones
    Bat Chips and Bloody Sauce
    Snake Bites
    and to top it off...
    Corpse Cookies
    Cat Litter Cake

    For Breakfast in the morning we will be having Baked French Toast
    Sausage & Cheese Quiche

    Thankfully they don't do this too often, as it is not easy to fill up a bunch of 16 & 17 year old boys!!