Oct 27, 2009

Two Things for Tuesday and Halloween

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About two Halloweens ago, I pieced together this poem about popular figures we tend to associate with the scarier part of Halloween (versus the less-scary and candy-filled part). Since it's October, I thought it would a great time to share it with everyone.

Halloween is one of two things I wanted to write about for this week's Top Sites Tuesday meme on BlogDumps. Why Halloween, you ask? Because Halloween is just a fun occasion with people (not just kids) getting all dressed up in costumes, having parties, trick or treating, playing games, etc. For something that once began as sort of a religious celebration, Halloween has become more like a traditional holiday and activity-filled event for those who enjoy spook stories and things of that nature. Which is kind of why I chose this time of year to share the poem I made.

The second thing I wanted to share is my love of poetry. Yes, I do write some poetry myself. In fact, I like to "photoshop" them into images to create a mood for the poem as it is read just as I did with the one I posted above. In case you're curious about my poetry, I published just a few of them here on Blogger. If you click the "poetry" label on this post, Blogger should pull up the posts with my poetry.

Just as my taste of music varies, I also find a variety of poetry styles interesting. However the ones that really stand out in my mind (since taking literature classes back in college) are those written by Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Anne Sexton. They wrote the most extraordinary poetry - so full of emotion, so full of character - you can feel the pain they lived through in life. Through poetry these women found ways to "cope" with the struggles they were experiencing. Knowing their history, I can't say this coping mechanism was effective but it probably helped them get by for as long as they did. Perhaps if there were more "support resources" available for women at the time, they would have been able to get the help they so desperately cried out for in their poetry. Who knows?

Oh well, I wasn't much of a history buff or societal expert so I'll stop there. Meanwhile, enjoy the poetry. Oh! By the way, unlike the female poets I mentioned, my dark poetry does not mean I am depressed or have a dark side. It just means I've got a wild imagination!

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