Saturday, April 30, 2011

What Do the Ghoulish Folk Do?

Frankenstein's Monster and Count Dracula, after taking in a production of "Camelot" during the off season, ponder how to pass the time until it is the witching hour once again.  Sung to the tune of "What do the Simple Folk Do?"

What do the ghoulish folk do
For fun, when the ghoul season's through?
The pumpkin who is shriv'ling, the candy corn gone hard,
The black cat who is howling outside in the yard?
When they're cast out and laid off
Ghostly howls turned into coughs,
However do they manage to spend the summer days,
Oh, what do ghoulish folk do... for that phase?

I have been informed by those who know them well
They find relief in quite a clever way
When they're sorely pressed, they try new spells and charms.
These potions seem to brighten up their day
And that's what simple folk do
So they say

Make new charms?

So they say

(They shrug)

What else do the ghoulish folk do
To pluck up the heart and get through?
The skeletons and witches
Who wander to and fro
Have ways known to their own folk
That we just don't know.
When all the doldrums begin
What keeps each of them in his skin?
What ancient native custom provides the needed glow?
Oh, what do ghoulish folk do?
Do you know?

Once, upon the road, I came upon a skull
Singing in a voice three times his size
When I asked him why, he told me he was sad
And singing always made his spirits rise
And that's what ghoulish folk do.
I surmise.

They sing?

I surmise.

BOTH (singing)
Arise, good ghouls, arise, good ghouls
The ghosts are lighting the skies, good ghouls
The winds will howl and the werewolves growl
And bats echolate all the day
Hear banshees call to one and all
And feel a chill while you may
The world is dark, take a walk in the park
And frighten the children away!

What else do the ghoulish folk do?
They must have a system or two
They obviously outshine us at turning tears to mirth
And tricks count or monster is minus from birth
What, then, I wonder, do they
To chase all the sweet thoughts away?
They have some tribal sorcery you haven't mentioned yet
Oh, what do simple folk do to forget?

Often, I am told, they dance a ghoulish dance
And whirl 'till they're completely uncontrolled
Soon the mind is blank and oh, they're in a trance
A violent trance astounding to behold
And that's what ghoulish folk do
So I'm told

They dance?

So I'm told

(they dance)

What else do the ghoulish folk do
To help them pass time 'til Halloween's due?

They sit around and wonder what counts and monsters do
And that's what ghoulish folk do

Oh, no, really?

I have it on the best authority.

Yes, that's what ghoulish folk do

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Six Toes Up for the Polydactyls!

There once was a kitty named Josie

Whose feet each had one extra toesie.

Polydactyls like that

All descend from one cat

Who belonged once to Theordore Rosie(velt).

Be CHARMed by a Polydactyl here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Eagle

by Alfred Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

 A tiger's eye eagle can be found here.

Real eagles can be found far from the tiger's eye eagles.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Butterfly Musings and a Chance to Win Butterfly Earrings

Of all species of butterfly,
Of all the types who flutter by:

Nymphilidae, Hesperidae,
Lycaeridae, there’s more, I say…


Monarch, peacock, swallowtail,
Painted Lady, Painted Male …

Their colors rival rainbow hues
With reds, greens, oranges, and blues.

And yet these Lepidoptera
(in colors quite show stop-tera)

Are color-blind. They only see
Red, yellow, green. (Those colors three.)

Which means our insect stud won’t notice
Femmes all tarted like a lotus.


He’d never know if future mate
Had changed wing-color for their date

Or if some Lepidoptera
Wore colors quite show stop-tera.


But when approaching traffic lights
On sunny morns or murky nights


A butterfly would always know
To slow, to stop, and then to go.

Bracelet and earrings right here.

Now about that chance to win these...

...all you have to do is leave a comment.  Then, on April 29th, 2011, at 5 PM PDT, Gilda (who is a big fan of butterflies)...

... will dip her paw into the beaded hat and pull out a winner.  Be sure to leave contact information with your comment (website, email, etc.) so Gilda and the butterflies can find you.