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pumpkins, anonymous Jack-o-lanterns

huddle in snow, flakes melt

and tears slide down




people pass by and fail

to recognize




Happy Hallowe’en


Written by jane tims

October 26, 2018 at 10:23 pm

eerie evening

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I saw a light in the woods tonight

low, through the tangled branches of spruce

and the crowded stems of fir


white in the dark –

a gleam where only night should stir

like the lamp of a stranger, lost


but the glow was steady and still

and in less than the catch of a breath I knew

all I saw was the rising moon

beyond the hill


I heard a cry in the woods tonight

soft and low through the tangle of spruce

and the thicket of fir


a moan in the dark

a sob where only the wind should stir

like the frightened tears of a child



but the cries held no human word

and in less than the catch of a breath I knew

the wail of a wildcat on the prowl

was all I heard



Copyright  Jane Tims  1990

Written by jane tims

October 31, 2012 at 7:29 am

Happy Halloween

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In Canada, October is a month for celebration.  We have our Thanksgiving in mid-October, and, on the 31st, Halloween.

I have a few Halloween-themed post cards.  I display these over our fireplace, on a string, attached by clothespins.  They make a festive banner to complement the orange pumpkins and other decorations.

Halloween symbols are spooky…

but some witches are not so terrifying….

and the light of a Jack-o-lantern helps make the paths less eerie…

Happy Halloween!!!!

Copyright  Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

October 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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