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October 31, 2004

vote for a kid-centered halloween

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 10:58 am

[big In many ways, adults have hijacked Halloween — e.g., “google” Halloween +cancel>.  We vote to center Halloween on children and having fun.

As a start, we’re going to feature Halloween and autumn haiku that have been selected in recent years in The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition for Grades 7-12, which is sponsored by the Haiku Society of America:

 


Halloween
my feelings
behind a mask


…………………………………….  Krista Dodds, age 16, Iowa, 1996




leaf pattern
arranged
rearranged by the wind


Bridget Leary, grade 12, Iowa, 1998



leaf gray


finding myself
between the willows—
autumn evening


Adam Rauch, grade 12, Pa., 1998


autumn afternoon
hole in the stone wall
a perfect frame


Nathaniel B. Gach, grade 12, Pa. 2000




walking
the pumpkin patch—
children’s faces aglow


Brooke Erschen, Grade 12, Iowa, 2001 pumpkin2


on an old
cemetery stone
my name

……………………………. James Isaak, grade 12, Iowa, 2002




autumn wind
rattles the glass—
a child’s breath


………………….. Travis Moore, Grade 8, N.Y.,2001



 

 

13th Halloween:
our baby says
it’s just for babies


…………………………………………………….. [Oct. 31, 2004)



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