Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Haunted House on Howlin’ Hill


by Shel Silverstein

I dare you all to go into
The Haunted House on Howlin’ Hill,
Where squiggly things with yellow eyes
Peek past the wormy window sill.

We’ll creep into the moonlit yard,
Where weeds reach out like fingers,
And through the rotted old front door
A-squeakin’ on it hinges,

Down the dark and whisperin’ hall,
Past the musty study,
Up the windin’ staircase--
Don’t step on the step that’s bloody--

Through the secret panel
To the bedroom where we’ll slide in
To the ragged cobweb dusty bed
Ten people must have died in.

And the bats will screech,
And the spirits will scream,
And the thunder will crash
Like a horrible dream,

And we’ll sing with the zombies
And dance with the dead.
And howl at the ghost
With the axe in his head,

And--come to think of it what do you say
We go get some ice cream instead?

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Even Owls Get the Blues: the Blue Fantasy Blog Hop

The lovely Lisa Long, of A Grateful Artist,  was kind enough to include some cool owl goodies in my packet of beads for the Blue Fantasy Blog Hop...

... so while I created my pieces I started to ponder what would make owls blue.

Here's the Top Ten List of Reasons Owls Get the Blues.

10.  Hooter jokes.

9.   Summer solstice.  All that daylight!

8.  When the manicurist runs late at the talon salon.

7.  Posing for a profile shot.

6.  Being told to make some noise flying.

5. Not being able to find earrings for their faux ears.

4. When the witch chooses someone else as her familiar.

3. Trying to Facebook with relatives in Antarctica.

2. A stiff neck.

1.  Tofu field mice!

Take a hop and see what the other BlogHoppers created:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life (You are here!)
Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Raissa de Guzman, Abloro
Jill Bradley, Jilly Beads