Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!

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Sleeping Cat by Kawanabe Kyôsai (Meiji era, 1831–1889)
April is National Poetry Month and April 17th is National Haiku Poetry Day. Here’s a special haiku I wrote in honor of the occasion.

spilled ink
paw prints on bamboo paper
budding poet

Feel free to leave your own haiku creations in the comments below!

 

Halloween Giveaway

 

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Halloween-haiku.com Giveaway 2019

We’re celebrating our first-year anniversary here at Halloween Haiku and what better way than to host our very first Halloween giveaway! I’m so thankful to everyone for being here and sharing in the love for Halloween.  You’ve all read about my love for Halloween, now, I want to hear yours!

Tell us your favorite Halloween memory, moment, or what you love best about Halloween, you will be entered into our Halloween giveaway, now through April 21st.

Everyone who enters will have a chance to win an amazing Halloween prize package, valued at over $60, which includes:

Halloween Tree book by Ray Bradbury, illustrations by Gris Grimly (regular, unsigned)
Beistle Socks at Creepy Co.
Haunting Spooks Pin
Sugar Fueled Print by Michael Banks
Sam Trick R’ Treat Card 5×7 from Diana Levin of Ghoulish Bunny Studios
Kreepsville Iron-on Patch
Nightmare Before Christmas Personalized Stationery Book

All prizes are new officially licensed merchandise, in their original sealed packaging, and purchased from authorized retailers.

 

 

There are two ways to enter:

If you already follow us here at www.halloween-haiku.com, leave a comment with your favorite Halloween memory, moment, or what you love best about Halloween, under Halloween Memories section

Or

Follow us on Twitter at @Halloweenkristy, find our contest post, RT contest post, and leave your favorite Halloween memory, moment or what you love best about Halloween with the following #Halloweenhaiku and #Halloween2019

Please do not create multiple accounts or post duplicate/repeated posts, or do anything to violate either Twitter or WordPress policies. I will only consider one entry per person per day. Spammers, bots or artificial postings will be disqualified and could get you banned from this site.

Contest Deadline: Ends on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at midnight Pacific Time. One winner will be chosen at random and announced here at http://www.Halloween-Haiku.com and on Twitter by @Halloweenkristy within 24 hours of the end of the contest. Do not post personal information in comments or in Tweets. Winner will be contacted in private to work out prize delivery.

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Haiku of the Week

Bats Night Darkness Halloween Full Moon

flutter of black wings
circling their next victim
blood they seek

Happy Anniversary, Halloween Haiku!

One year ago, I blogged my first post, along with my first haiku poem. I cannot believe it’s already been a year!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started a year-around Halloween blog. At first, I was just scared to share my haiku and poetry. What if nobody likes it? What if nobody understands it? Then, I worried about whether I’d run outta poems or things to blog about. What if I don’t find other people who also enjoy celebrating Halloween all year long? Well, one year later and it’s been quite the opposite. I’m more creative and inspired than I have ever been, and the community has been accepting and supportive of Halloween Haiku since day one.

Blogging has compelled me to share my writings. I’ve become more disciplined and selfish with my writing time, allowing me more time to create longer works, works which I hope to someday soon share with the world. In addition to having original content, I’m learning what it takes to run a successful blog. This year, I’ll be concentrating on building Halloween Haiku’s presence up on social media and engaging the audience. So, with that news, today, I’m unveiling a new site page called Halloween Memories. I want to hear from you. I want to hear your favorite Halloween memories. Or, you can just leave a comment and let us know what you love best about Halloween.

I want to thank everyone for your support and coming here to celebrate Halloween and all things spooky, all year long. Sharing what makes Halloween special with each other helps the world seems less dark and scary.

1yr cupcake pumpkin
@HalloweenKristy

 

 

Friday Fright Nightcaps – Black Magic Martini

Happy Friday! The good folks over at Spice Roots have blessed us with a wickedly delicious cocktail they call the Black Magic Martini, a perfect drink to toast the badass witches of Greendale, as The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns for Season 2.

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Photo @Spice Roots

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Black Vodka
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice reduced start with 4 oz and reduce by half
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 drop Black color ( if needed)
  • Sugared Cranberries (optional)

To view the full recipe, please visit here: https://www.spiceroots.com/black-magic-martini/

 

 

Drink up, witches!

 

Wicked Art Wednesdays – Queenie Black: Pocket Full of Posiez

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@Queenie Black

The queen of all things cute and deadly, creator and artist Queenie Black has been a staple on the LA art and goth scene for years. She started out as a gothic doll maker, painter and digital artist, then went on to cultivate her own brand of cute and deadly characters, Pocket Full of Posiez, which can be found in Hot Topic, Halloweentown Store, independent shops all over SoCal and her Etsy Shop, Posiez.

Artist: Queenie Black
Website: http://www.pocketfullofposiez.com/
Where to purchase goods: https://www.etsy.com/shop/posiez/
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/deadlycutepocketfullofposiez/
https://www.instagram.com/queenie_pocketfullofposiez/

Haiku of the Week

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chattering voices
stay out of the park they say
monster inside me

 

Recipe Corner – March 2019

Recipe Corner returns!  Spring has sprung and everyone is eating healthy, getting ready for swimsuit season, but more importantly, our Halloween costumes! Cafe Mom has our backs with this amazingly healthy and delicious recipe for Eyeball Caprese Appetizer, which doubles as both a yummy appetizer or a nice spring salad.

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Photo @Windell Oskay

 

Ingredients:

  • Balls of fresh mozzarella cheese (ideally, mozzarella di bufala)
  • Green olives
  • Black olives
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh basil leaves

For the full recipe, please visit here: https://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/163057/eyeball_caprese_appetizer_will_be

The key to great Caprese salad is having FRESH mozzarella. I personally would drizzle with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil too, but not necessary if that’s not your thing.

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