Lillian here, delighted to once again host OLN. Here in Boston, we are inundated with tour buses on fall foliage tours. Our trees are slowly changing into their can-can skirts so they can cavort with their bright colors!
In October, stores display Halloween decorations and they alway make me chuckle. Halloween was a favorite holiday for our kids, growining up in Iowa. We always made homemade costumes and of course, they loved collecting all the candy! I especially loved the little ones coming to our door, some shy holding on to their parent’s hand, others rambunctiously running up to ring our doorbell shouting “Trick or Treat” in little high-pitched voices, as their parents waved to us from the sidewalk.
So – in the spirit of trick-or-treat…..I’m looking for all of you to treat me to some of your poetic thoughts today! No tricks please…..just some good old fashioned posts that may be a treat to the eye, the ear, the senses, etc.
REMEMBER OLN means you can post ONE poem of your choosing (no specified form, length, word prompt etc)
AND we ask that you either TAG dVerse or include a line at the end of your post that includes a link back to dVerse.
Photos: all of our kids and grandkids. In case you’re wondering: the little one in the red jacket is my daughter (now 45) at age 2, dressed as a Martian: colander tied on head, with circular knitting needles through the holes and sticking out on top!
PLEASE REMEMBER: either tag dVerse or add a note at end of your post with a link to dVerse!
Those of you new to dVerse, here’s how to participate:
- Post any poem of your choosing on your blog or website.
- Click on Mr. Linky below to add your name and enter the direct URL to your poem
- On your blog, please provide a link back to dVerse. This enables others to enjoy our prompts, increases our readership and thus increases the responses to everyone’s poems.
- If you promote your poem on social media, use the tag #dverse poets
- And most importantly, please do read some of the other responses to the prompt and add a short comment or reaction. Everyone likes to be appreciated! The prompt is “live” for several days – as you’ll notice by the comments you’ll receive – so do stop by another day and read a few of the latecomers too!
Welcome to the pub, folks! Cold, dreary and windy here in Boston today. Will be glad to read you posts and take me away from the dismal weather with your words. Serving alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks tonight………hot cocoa for me!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hello Lillian… here in Sweden it’s grey and rainy… the autumn colors are here, but some of the trees are already bare.
ohhhhh sadly same here. We were hit in New England with what meterologists called a “cyclone bomb” last night. Provincetown where we recently stayed, was hit with 90 mph winds! So many of the just turned leaves are now swirling on the ground. Looking down, it’s a kaleidoscope….would so much rather have that scene above as sun filters through the leaves.
We also had crazy wind yesterday–not 90 mph, but enough to make it very difficult to walk in the city as we were returning home from my mom’s. Thank you for hosting. I’ll try to catch with reading later today and tomorrow.
Hello Lillian and All. Our weather is also. Supposed to rise to 60 in the next few days but frost predicted for the next 2 nights. Time to get the houseplants and herbs inside. The Halloween pictures are adorable. Hot cocoa sounds just right!
Fickle fall…..my poor relatives in Denver plunged from 80 degrees to 16!!!! Burr…..
Where is my shocked emoji when I need it. That has got to be some kind of record shift! UGH
oh it was!!!! Made the news in Boston!
My favorite is Holmes!😄
My grandson would be soooo happy that you recognized the costume!
Cool! My youngest is my daughter, 48, so I have grandchildren getting up there too old for trick or treat….dang!
We’ve had some torrential rain here. I’ve had a bit of fun – a poem I might work at a bit more, I think.
Still grey and gloomy here and the days shortening so. I loved your poem! I truly want to come visit you 🙂
Laura Bloomsbury said:
What fun those photos 🙂 the only treat I have in store is the chance to try out the first of a planned series of abstract poems – if nothing else they distract from rather disappointing weather – due to Mercury in retrograde I read somewhere
Ah….looking forward to reading your abstract poems! Glad you enjoyed the photos, Laura.
Taking a break! Key is under the potted plant on right side of door. Help yourself to libations….leave comments and post your treats please! I shall return later this evening and/or for sure in early morn.
Love the children in their adorable costumes, Lillian. Yes, I got Holmes too! Who could miss it with that pipe. 🙂 I still get to enjoy Halloween through the granddaughters. Kali is old enough this year to go trick or treating with her big sister.
Kids really enjoy dressing up — ah make-believe — sometimes wouldn’t it be nice as adults to enter that world as well? 🙂
Yes, for sure!
Well, my eyes may never recover from the neon-green on pumpkin of this post, but I managed to squint my way to the misbehaving quadrille that turned into quatrains from the “set” prompt! In the Linky!
Sorry about the neon green. Was it hard to read or just bright? I often find the dVerse prompts hard to read when they are just in the pale white so try to use something different that stands out. Maybe I’ll go back to the white?
Christine Bolton said:
Sweet photos Lillian 🙂💕
Glad you enjoyed. It was always a fun holiday at our house…..and now for my grandchildren.
Christine Bolton said:
A happy family! Wonderful ❤️
Linked up a bit late. Will do the rounds of reading later. Must go do grown-up things..
Ah the bane of grown-up things! Glad you joined us though.
Rob Kistner said:
Hi Lillian, i went dark with “Innocent Face” more halloween trick, and probably premature, and it felt incomplete, so i am offering “Renewal” as the treat you requested. please enjoy, and do with “Innocent Face” what you will. Excellent poem, but dark Thank you so very much for hosting dear Lillian! Rod K. 🙂
hmmmm do you mean you posted two? OLN only allows one and we’re supposed to be firm with that rule. I remember once in my early days (when I was a young ‘un with dVerse) I forgot that and posted two. One was taken down. So I’ll read both and comment on both…but then it looks like you’d rather have Renewal stay up?
Thank you for hosting Lillian, love your photos too.
I always enjoy tending the pub! 🙂 Glad you liked the photos.