Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Black and Gold. . .

 
Everything is black and gold,
Black and gold tonight:
 
Yellow pumpkins, yellow moon, yellow candlelight;
 
Jet-black cats with golden eyes,
Shadows black as ink
 
Firelight blinking in the dark
With a yellow blink
 
Black and gold, black and gold
Nothing in between
 
When the world turns black and gold
Then it's Halloween!~Nancy Byrd Turner
 
This poem brings to memory many Halloweens passed:  Trick or Treating as a young girl in New Mexico,  then getting my sons ready for Trick or Treat and always reading this very same poem year after year with my students in school.  Today, I look forward to Trick or Treat with my precious grandchildren.  What autumn memories do you have, dear friends?  Many happy ones I hope!

10 comments:

Holly Loves Art said...

Great post Vicki! Happy Halloween!

June said...

Much the same Vicki. I loved Halloween as a child and as a mother. So much fun! I never knew what the kids would want to be so there was always last minute things to be done and boy did we come up with some crazy costumes!
sending hugs...

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Vicki, I just love this post... you and I share so many of the same childhood memories... with Halloween being especially wonderful!... love the poem, and your photos... especially the doggies trick or treating!... hope you have a bewitching All Hallows Eve... wish I was going out with you!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I used to love to trick or treat, and my mother sometimes did a spook house for my class. It I loved the fair in the fall and also the candy apples that my grandmother would make.

xoxoxo9

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a fun little poem. I had not heard that one before.

Mari said...

When I was a little girl I couldn't wait till halloween, just to get all dressed up and have lots of candy ;)
Great post my sweet friend....

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Halloween ;)
Mari

Marianne said...

Hello dear Vicki,

What a delightful poem...I'm so happy you shared that. I love your illustrations that go with it, too.

I have fond memories of Halloweens past, like how the candy bars were the BIG size, and my mother always made it fun, even if we had to wear our coats over our costumes (New Jersey got cold about that time of year). Then Halloween with my son, when we was little - all good stuff!

Have a happy, happy day,

Marianne xo

Shirley said...

What a lovely Halloween post. How fun that photo of the dogs under sheets were..Made me smile for sure..
Happy Halloween....

Pom Pom said...

I loved the old Halloween songs we sang in school. Did you sing, "A Goblin Lives in Our House"?
We had parties in the church basement.

Alicia said...

I love the picture of the dogs and the cat!!!!