Tonight is the night all the dragons Awake in their lairs underground,
To sing in cacophonous chorus
And fill the whole world with their sound.
They sing of the days of their glory,
They sing of their exploits of old,
Of maidens and Knights, and of fiery fights,
And guarding vast caches gold.
Some of their voices are treble,
And some of their voices are deep,
But all of their voices are thunderous,
And no one can get any sleep.
I lie in my bed and I listen,
Enchanted and filled with delight,
To songs I can hear only one night a year–
The dragons are singing tonight.
This is a poem that I love reading out loud to my boys. On Halloween night when large and small creatures come knocking on my door, and weird sounds are all around, imaginations light up like the flame in our jack-o-lanterns, and I think of the dragons that are singing tonight. Thank you, Jack Prelutsky.
Speaking of Jack-o-Lanterns, here are our afternoon creations.
Yep, waited until the last min.
“Trick or Treat!”
“Hi, freshly carved pumpkin guts, or candy?”
(that’s how I test if they’re real ghouls or just kids dressed up as ghouls.)
My boys, plus a neighbor boy who helped us carve our pumpkins.
The guy in the pizza hat went trick-or-treating for the food shelf.
They call it “Trick or Treat help others eat.”
I decided to dress as a computer geek tonight. Here I am with my laptop, Scriptfrenzy hat, dorky glasses, and my cat. I’m on facebook, typing up my blog, and listening to the Halloween program on the radio. Here’s my theme song: I don’t stay out late, Don’t care to go; I’m home about eight, Just me and my radio. Ain’t Misbehavin’; I’m savin’ my love for you.
I stumbled upon a great video for NaNoWriMo on InkyGirl. Click her site or Errol Elumir’s original post. The title of his song is “I am the very model of a WriMo individual.” The tune is from The Pirates of Penzance. It’s brilliant! My hat goes off to anyone who has taken the challenge to write a novel in a month. (That’s what NaNoWriMo is about.) I did Scriptfrenzy in April, and although I didn’t finish my script in a month, I got a really good start on it, and developed a momentum to keep on going. In fact, the script is nearly ready for a read-through with some actor friends, and then I’ll put it out there to the coffee shop crowd. Cheers!
Journaling Prompt: Write about a Halloween memory, recent or distant past.
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