Poetry Friday – Poemtober 2020 Redux

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Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! I don’t have anything too new this week as I am just trying to get used to my new schedule now that the kiddos are both in school. Currently, I am sitting in the library in a little tucked away cubby with a widow view. While I have far less “free time,” I thrive on the consistancy of the school year schedule.

Every October, I do what I call “Poemtober” where I try to write a short spooky poem a day for the whole month. I also accompany each poem with a fun little watercolor doodle. I am no artist, but I give myself permission to be bad because I am still having fun. I think I have only completed a full month of October poems once and last year I petered out after 15.

But my brain lives in spookytown all year round and this is my blog so I have decided that between now and the end of September, I will try to finish up last year’s challenge. So be on the look out for that next week!

In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites from the past few years.

© Becky Herzog, 2017
© Becky Herzog, 2017
© Becky Herzog, 2020

5 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – Poemtober 2020 Redux

  1. Becky, thinking of you as I awake from another nightmare. Spookytown has been haunting me at night lately. Weird dreams pop up here and there and I laughed when I read your line: “But my brain lives in spookytown all year round.” Your little ghost poem leads me right up to the last line and then I had to laugh. You got me with this poem. I’ll lookout for your spookytown poems.

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  2. I was at a department store yesterday which already has a Halloween display, Becky. I guess they, like you, are more than ready for Poemtober! How fun that you’re finishing the last challenge, will prep you for more coming! I like “stony names worn by time”. When I taught, my students and I visited a nearby cemetery, researched some history especially of that terrible flu epidemic long ago & made rubbings that added to stories they wrote from the names found. It was a great history project in October! Best ghouly wishes!

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  3. What a great challenge. “my brain lives in spookytown all year round” sounds like a line from a poem! I like your cemetery poem in particular – it reminds me of lazy summer Sunday afternoons, walking in a peaceful cemetery, reading headstones.

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  4. Becky, have fun finishing up those spooky poems! I shivered with that last line on the ghost poem. “Just some body to play with.” Thanks for sharing.

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