dance among the maples
dance among the maples
always thinking of Halloween
Back in January, I made the decision to post my haiku monthly instead of weekly. I was hoping to trigger more creativity and force my hand at posting more short stories.
Then, Corona-virus happened.
The lockdown stifled my creativity. Anxiety and fear moved in like unexpected house guests and stayed far too long. I haven’t written a lick since the beginning of summer, choosing to hide out instead. My own blog, unrecognizable.
Like clockwork, however, the Halloween season is calling!
In anticipation of the upcomi ng holiday
season, I’ve been working on my own game plan to celebrate Halloween 2020 in a big way! First, I need a little course correction. That means, starting August 3rd, Haiku of the Week will return. I’ll still post Monthly Haiku Corner and those posts will continue to feature some striking imagery, but the weekly haiku will, hopefully, stand alone on their own merits.
Have a wonderful and safe Halloween season!
a new kind of plague
same old death
from the abyss, comes madness
a shot of whiskey
currency worth more than gold
Artwork by Jean Baptiste Monge
love takes no prisoners
Happy New Year, everyone!
January’s full moon is nicknamed the ‘Wolf Moon.’ It’s believed the howling of wolves could be heard more during the time. Today’s Wolf Moon marks the first full moon of 2020, which coincides with the lunar eclipse.
This is a sign.
Earlier this week, I rebooted the Monthly Haiku Corner. After spreading myself too thin in 2019, and failing to accomplish my goals, I’ve decided not to write weekly haiku. This year, I’m choosing quality over quantity. Although I’m a sucker for monthly holidays and pop culture, I am dedicated to writing darker, more, haunting haiku than before.
I’ve found that writing haiku is a learning process. I’m not the most talented or skilled writer but this is all my heart really wants to do. I love horror and over the years, I’ve started several novels and abandoned them. This year, we answer the call. Only courage can navigate the dangerous waves of fear.
Make no mistake, I am still committed to sharing the love for Halloween, movies, entertainment, and creating cool, spooky original content for this blog. That won’t change. Besides, April marks the second anniversary of Halloween Haiku and I have big plans to celebrate! Plus, I’m already drawing up a game plan for this year’s Halloween. Halloween 2020 falls on a Saturday this year, under a full moon, a blue moon, no less.
Yes, this is truly the year for us selenophiles.