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SPOOK-tacular haiku from my author friend Priscilla Bettis! ๐ŸŽƒ Happy Halloween…๐Ÿงก ~Bette A. Stevens 4writersandreaders.com

Priscilla Bettis

Spooky image of pumpkin at night

I wrote a Halloween haiku every day for a week in anticipation of the haunty holiday.


autumn dewy web
silken silver labyrinth
tiny fangs tarry


fall weather welcomes
delicate chills like icy
fingers on your neck


October howling
winds strum bare willow branches
werewolves howling too


ruby hourglass
nestles moonlit poisonous pearls
a hundred eggs stir


dead, curled leaves crackle
feet shuffle in nightโ€™s dark veil
the wroth witch cackles


fog smothers the ground
dropped leaves rot and mold, their stench
like an open grave


bat wings whispering
tombstones tumble, a haint weeps
bodies rise and lurch

Have a happy Halloween!

This post was possible due to Bette Stevensโ€™ tips and Anthony Renfroโ€™s encouragement. Thanks, you two.:-)
Author and poet Betteโ€™s blog: here.
Author and poet Anthonyโ€™s blog: here.

Feature image is by Andreas Dress on Unsplash.

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Comments on: "A Week of Halloween Haikus" (55)

  1. These are great fun. Kudos to Priscilla. What a great idea. I might try to do these during Thanksgiving week – finding ways to be grateful. xo

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  2. What great Halloween imagery from Priscilla. Thanks for sharing this, Bette. Toni x

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  3. Hi Bette:

    These Halloween poems remind me how special it was for me to experience the beautiful change of seasons on our road trip. Maine is hopefull y next up on our road trip agenda in spring if the Corona restrictions there lessen. You still need a negative Covid test to travel as a tourist through Maine, correct?

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    • Correct on the test–within 72 hours at present. Early June is a great time to visit. Meanwhile, have an awesome autumn and wonderful winter! So glad you stopped by to check out Priscilla’s Halloween haiku. ๐ŸŽƒ


  4. What a fun and delightful way to do haiku for 7 days for Halloween, Pricilla, or any holidays. Thank you for the tips on writing haiku and sharing this post, Bette!

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  5. A great post for this spooky season. Thanks

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  6. D.L. Finn, Author said:

    Love the Haikus, Betty! Happy belated Halloween.

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  7. This is amazing!! I should try doing this on Christmas week!

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  8. That’s a great collection of haikus, Bette, and nice to know you had a part in inspiring them.

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  9. I love these, Bette! Happy Halloween!

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  10. What a fun post for a fun holiday. A Halloween haiku for 7 days was a great idea. Thanks for sharing, Bette. See what you inspire? Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

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  11. Delightful sharing, Bette! Happy Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ

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  12. Fantastic Haikus that said a lot on Halloween. Happy and a wonderful Halloween dear Bette.

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  13. What a collection, Bette. This will be an odd Halloween, maybe best memorialized by poetry such as yours.

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  14. Thank you for sharing wonderful thoughts!!.. have a safe and Happy Halloween, hopefully more treats than tricks… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope all is well in your part of the universe and until we meet again..

    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky thatโ€™s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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  15. What a super collection here, puts me in the mood. Thanks for the share! I’ll post this to Facebook! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. They are all lovely!

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  17. Nicely done, Bette. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. They are all very good, Bette, but you didn’t mention my witch that keeps bats for pets…


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  19. Gwen M. Plano said:

    Brightened the day. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. That’s beautiful imagery

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  21. i love these, thanks for sharing them, bette

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  22. Hey, that’s me.:-) Thanks for the reblog, Bette!

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