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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

A Ghostly Night

Cats and bats and witches’ hats
The color of spilled ink,
Jack-o’-lanterns at each door.
I think I saw one wink!

Echoes bounce from house to house
In waves of “Trick or Treat”
As distant sounds of barking dogs
Come drifting down the street.

An owl questions who we are,
These strangers in the night,
All dressed up in eerie clothes
Beneath the pale moonlight.

A skeleton goes running by
Beside a fairy queen,
What is this happy, haunted night?
It must be HALLOWEEN!

©2009 Charles Ghigna

4 comments:

Jennie said...

What a great poem! I especially love the third stanza!

G.R. LeBlanc said...

Ohhhhh! I love that poem! Thanks for sharing, Charles!

Gisele :)

FATHER GOOSE said...

Thanks, Jennie and Gisele! I appreciate your taking the time to drop in and comment. All best to you and your writing projects!

laurasalas said...

Love this--really captures the feeling of Halloween night to me. My favorite lines are:

Cats and bats and witches’ hats
The color of spilled ink,

and

As distant sounds of barking dogs
Come drifting down the street.

That's so true that there always seem to be dogs barking down the street, and the jolt of recognition was fun!