Halloween memories…

I can remember my first exposure to the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It was in Kindergarten. I had a little yellow poem book that hosted excerpts from famous poets. How was I to know at this tender age of 5 that he was one of the most celebrated poets of the century? It seemed that from that young year on thru secondary schooling, the current English teacher would recite a poem of his around Halloween. Such macabre and fascination of the dark side of human nature echoed thru my brain as “heads were down & eyes were closed”… Remember this:

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door –
Only this, and nothing more.’ ”

Taken from The Raven, first published in 1845

I still get shivers! There’s something to letting one’s imagination fill int eh blanks vs. letting the movie makers do it for me.  What are some of your early childhood memories of Halloween?


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Here are a few new Halloween items for sale on my Etsy site that won’t promote tooth decay, but will promote support of local artists & their imagination Enjoy! And as always, thanks for your patronage!!






Skull Mood Bead - Zipper Pull


I appreciate your comments. ~Angie

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