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Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Halloween Tale ~ with a Treat!

Dreaming in our little beds...
A crow's call "Caw, caw" in our heads...
We wake with a start, aroused from slumber,
get out of bed and nearly stumble....
The ground all around is littered with bones,
....in the distance, there are creaks and moans...
A chill runs through us, we're not at home...
We are in a garden where only tombstones grow.
Each skull seemingly peering...
into our very souls...
And inside the tombs is an eerie glow...
We hurry swiftly, quickly trying to find
a place to hide til this nightmare subsides...
Up ahead, there is a light.
A lantern on the porch of a crickety old shack
beckons us to approach...
Though a tingle says stay back.
A lump forms in your throat...
Better to go...
Then wait for him to attack!
The door opens without effort...
We peek cautiously inside...
One wall is ablaze with flickering candlelight.
A piano before us
looks like it never plays...
A broom leaned on its side...
Books and photos displayed.
A black cat sits upon the floor
near a chair and a cauldron
we swear wasn't bubbling before...
...and on a tray near the brew
are jars filled with a slew
of ingredients most bizarre,
Items like decay and spider eggs...and things grosser, by far...
Another room down the hall
to the the right
Holds even more peculiar sights...
Jewelry and candles..
pictures of a beau?
Edgar Allen Poe!
A hat stand for a Crone's cone...
And are those eyes we spy
in that ornate jar?
Plucked fresh, the tag describes
when beauty was ripe within these eyes...
Nevermore.
....and hanging on the door
Witch's tights!
Have we found her boo-doir?
What could be next,
we wonder as we step
into the livingroom we go to inspect...
The fireplace mantle is shrouded and dressed...
...and someone is trying to escape the chest...
A boneyard atrium with a warning to beware..
we dare not let out spirits locked in there...
The table is hospitably set...
with tea and chocolates just waiting for guests.
Wait! Is that an insect?!
We find ourselves relaxing
even if just a bit...
...and I giggle to myself
as I tell you my secret.

I'm the one who brought you here,
My Dear,
to have tea with me!

Every year
Near Halloween
I prepare for company.

I empty out my pantry shelf
I cast a spell...to make a switch.
I close my eyes and make a wish....
And transform to my Witchy self!
Heeeheeheeeheeee!
Thank you so for joining me...and to the Lovely Vanessa Valencia for hosting this chance at spooky mayhem and revelry!!
Don't leave just yet, I have a Treat,
That one of you soon may receive...

Please leave a comment down below
and a way to reach you in case I don't know.
A guest will be chosen on October 29th
...and this crow will find a new place to reside :)

Okay, ryhming's over...phew!
Does anyone remember where I left my broom?
(sorry)

Heeeheeeheeehee!
Cameron

66 comments:

WrightStuff said...

A spooky take indeed, but such wonders to share and partake in...How glad I am that I stumbled into your magical world... but will I get out again??

Dryalantha said...

What a great post, I enjoyed reading it.. spOOky! I really feel like celebrating Halloween now. :))

Carmen said...

What spooky welcoming's here
Just ripe for sitting on my... derriere!
Thank you for your hospitality mine wench.
Could've done without that rotting stench.
Loved this post oh Cameron.
But fearfully now I must RUN!

Carmen said...

p.s Mr Crow is just gorgypuss!

The Secret Hermit said...

OMG Cam you are awesome!!!
So much fun!!

oh and btw your broom's by the piano ;o)

X

Diane said...

You put me right in the mood for my favorite time of year--I going to start my marathon of scary movie watching.
And I would like that crow--my owl wants a friend...:
:)

NatashaMay said...

This has a really eerie feel to it. :) And those pickled fingers freak me out. :) Awesome crow painting!

bj said...

boooooo.....this is such a cute post. Loved it every bit...especially the crow. :))
Come over for Halloween coffee and cookies..and an awesome giveaway.
xo bj

rachelsmith133 said...

A great Halloween tale and I loved your decorating, all those spooky hands and fingers poking out of cupboards and jars. :-)

http://phoenixra.blogspot.com/2011/10/wonderings-on-halloween-party.html

Plumrose Lane said...

What a delightfully enchanting posting ~ I just adore that spells plaque, too cute! Here's wishing you magickal travels & thanks so much for the giveaway!
♥Sharon
www.PlumroseLane.com

apinkdreamer said...

magical post!!! happy halloween!!!

http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/10/little-fanciful-magic-party-and.html

Kathy said...

Ok.
Wow.
Just..
Wow!
Amazing, Missy. LOVED THIS!!

And that crow is awesome. Your house is awesome. FAbulous.

Thank you for having me!!
(I think...)

bwahahahahaha
Kathy

Kristin said...

LOVE!! What an awesome post and painting! You and your lair look beautiful - love everything about it ;) xoxo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How FABULOUS, Cameron! I loved that you did rhymes, too. It IS exhausting to maintain, isn't it? tee hee hee!!!! Thanks for a wonderful party and the chance to bring home your delightful crow painting!!!!! I shall be keeping everything crossed!!!! :)

Treehugger_31 said...

Cameron! I love this post. You are so creative and awesome!!! :) I'm in the mood for Halloween now.

Jo said...

A delightful post! Happy Halloween to you & yours! Hope you'll drop by, http://digginaround.blogspot.com/2011/10/time-is-upon-us-once-again.html

Halloween Folk Art by Melissa Valeriote said...

Decor in every room... how divine! Love the boo-doir stockings...heehee

Happy Halloween : )

Maggie said...

What creepy fun. I had to scroll past some of the pictures quite quickly as I couldn't chase the fear away! Happy Halloween.

Getrealmommy said...

Yay! I love Halloween!

Italian Postcards said...

That self portriat is fab!

Linda said...

wow, there are so many talented folks writing stories and you are certainly one of them! Just wonderful and spooky! And I think maybe I saw your broom...up there by the graveyard perhaps!
Linda

Laume said...

Okay, that was just plain fun! Loved all your decorations, what a great job you did. And you're a better witch than me to manage all that rhyming! Tee hee. And I have just one more thing to add - CAW! CAW!

Christy said...

Oh my! I had a fright!! Loved your party and your halloween poem.

Happy halloween!

Melinda said...

wow some of those fingers look so real! SPOOKY STUFF...but thanks so much for stopping by my party and leaving me such wonderful comments. I am now following you on Blogger as I love your artwork!

Donna Patrice said...

Oh, I loved your spooky rhyming! Thank you so much for showing us around your witchy abode - I hope we will be invited to visit again! =)

Thank you also for the beautiful comment you left at my place - I am a very blessed indeed and I am grateful every day!

Enjoy the rest of this wonderful party - I am having a BLAST!

Blessings to you!

Little Miss Hungry said...

Wonderful party - I'm glad I could attend! The spiderweb candelabra is gorgeous and there is something so spooky about skeleton keys :)

Thank you for attending my pumpkin carving party - I am so glad you came! I'll bring a clothespin for you next year so you won't smell a thing ;)

Happy Halloween!

spiceblogger said...

Story telling at its best! :)
Love all the images, esp of the pretty witch! Thank you for having me to your spooky tea. =D

Mad Madam Mel said...

what a fab party, and I love you halloween decor, thankyou for visiting my party earlier too :)

Artfully Musing said...

So wonderfully spooky and whimsically creepy. Love your decor. I particularly love what you did with the piano. Happy Halloween!

Bobbypin Bandit said...

Your Halloween decor is witchtastic! I love the piano!

Happy Halloween!

bertie said...

Wow! This was great...very spooky, creepy and with lots of "eye" candy! heehee! I loved your story and all of it's detail...especially the hat stand and the jar of eyes...what a great imagination you have and a gift for bringing it to life! Thanks for stopping by at my party and leaving your kind comment. Brightest Blessings for a magical Halloween..you already added magic to mine! bertie
www.awildberrywitch.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I had a great time at your party..many spooky things going on..Love it all. your visuals are wondrous. Please visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Vero said...

Wonderful party! I like really the hand coming out off the table...brrr!!! Thank you for sharing!
Happy Halloween!
Come to visit me here:
maplacedejeux.blogspot.com

Grayce said...

What a lovely story and great pictures! Thanks for letting me stay awhile!
Grayce

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Bwahahahahaaaaa!!!!

Amazing, every single photo, amazing! Incredible vignettes, halloween hauntings abound!!!

Thank you!!

♥ Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Joyce van der Lely said...

Cameron my daaaaaaaarling!!!! You are soooo creative my witchy friend. I can tell you were well prepared, your post looks AMAZINGLY SPOOKALISHIOUS hehehe, and wonderfully scarefied, me like..... I had an amazing time ...might fly back and hop over for a secend helping if that's okay with you ? btw. got to get me some of those stockings....and oh, your broom is near the piano you sloppy witch you , cacklecackle hehehe

Peach said...

I love your story and photos! You make a great witch:)

Have a lovely Halloween!!!

Kam

Denise said...

Cameron,Thanks for coming to my party.I enjoyed your party-Oooooo Chills my bones.You do have a talent for poetry and storytelling.My next drawing and painting is going to be a hawk,so I did enjoy your Crow.Fun Fun Fun

Laurie said...

I love the tag, "Eyes of the beholder"! Brilliant! :)

Kelli Bear Haven said...

Thankyou for visiting my Halloween Party. I really love all of your decorations and goodies. I would love a chance to win the crow painting you made. It reminds me of the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds. Happy Halloween.

http://kellibearhaven.blogspot.com/

Cori G. said...

What a darling poem you've created and I love all your pics!! My, that fly looks tasty...hee hee!!1

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and please forgive me for being late to your party. Life has been a wee bit wonkie lately ;-O.

I hope you have fun a Disney Tuesday and don't forget to stop at the Haunted Mansion to visit Jack!!!
xoxo Cori

Wini said...

Wow, what a very cleverly crafted post Cameron!! Love your poem and accompanying spooky photos. And thanks for the chance to win! Happy Halloween!!! xo

Donna said...

what a wonderful and spooky party you hosted .. loved it !!

Magic Gypsy said...

What an eepy-creepy post - I love it! I love the crow, too, thank you for spooky fun!

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh I loved your post! I especially love the boo-doir thing HEHEHEHE! Can I also just say I scrolled through your other posts and looked through your artwork and you create some of the most beautiful, whimsical art I have ever seen! I adore it! Happy Halloween!!!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh what fun. Loved the photos (and the striped tights!) Nice rhyming. No insects for me, thanks! lol~ Hope you stop by for tea.

http://poetryinapotoftea.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-haunting-halloween-tea.html#comments

Happy Halloween~

Milady Leela said...

Great poem and pics!!! I especially love the "eyes of the beholder"...Thanks for sharing and leaving me your comment too. It is most appreciated
~~Dena
http://www.theenchantingworldofmiladyleela.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

Cameron, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments!

Oh! I did hang on every word and every image of your delightful post! I'm a bit shaky though, that was one scary house! LOL!

Thank you so much for sharing and your art is wonderful!

Blessed Be,
Teresa
I Heart the Goddess

whymsicalmusings said...

What a SPOOKTACULAR PARTY! I so love your art! Have a magical All Hallows Eve!
XXX
Becky

Parabolic Muse said...

Wow! Cameron, I love these photos. Just the right touch of dusty, musty, webby fun! The eyeballs! Come ON. Good stuff. (not that I'm having any, of course..)
You were brave, to continue such a great rhyming story... and it worked!

Thanks for a great party.

Gerri Herbst said...

Oh my Im scared. Loved this post and all your amazing photos. The final painting was the icing on the cake! take care, gerri

Raven Moon Magic said...

Im the latest little witch
to join the party air
my party did not happen
my heart was full of fear,

but to your hut I fly
on my broomstick made of pine
I would never miss your party
being next important to mine

Loving all your photos
I see you sweeping in your tights
you've had so many visitors
and gave out many frights

love the rhyming ; )

xxx
sheree

LYNDY WARD said...

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY, TALES & PICS!

Please fly by my party when you can...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy >^..^<

Princess Diana's Wedding Ring Giveaway & Haunted Halloween Party:
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

P.S. This ring can be used as a Magickal Dowser...

Misty said...

I love the jars and tags!! Very cool! Also the spells book is rather nifty too! You beautiful crow is so charming! I hope you have a wonderful Halloween!! Blessings!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Thank you for a fun party and the opportunity to win that beautiful piece of art :)
Happy Halloween!!

pinkglitterfae said...

you sure know how to tell a good tale! and I must say, those photos of yours are simply magical.
As I was reading this post, and was looking at the pics, I heard some creepy fluttering of feathers that sounded over my head, and it made me jump, lol! I'm at work, and the fan above my area made the fluttering, but what funny timing!

thanks for popping by my bloggie, and I'm so glad more of us are looking after our health and diets.

ps you look marvelous as a witch!
xoxo
betty

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

You have so many creepy decorations! It definitely made for a spooky party. And I love, love, love the crow!
ps. I am glad mummy cat has a fan!

Lisa said...

absolutely love your photos!! thank you for a wicked good time!
Happy Halloween
lisa

Jo said...

Sincerest apologies for my delay in thanking you kindly for dropping by my Halloween Party post! The skeletons have had dreadful tummy aches & that darn broom flew off on its own again :o)

Isabelle Thornton said...

Cool party and story!
Happy Halloween!
Thanks so much for your visit. Returning the love and following.
XO
Isabelle

Wendy said...

Dearest Cameron,
What an Enchanted spooky Party. I had so much fun looking at all the creepiness. I loved the picture of POE and the witchy tights. Cute. The eyeballs in the jar were CREEPY.
Please do stop by for a cup or two of Pumpkin TEA at my MAD HALLOWEEN PARTY. We would love to have you for a visit.
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from Wonderland
http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities

Devon said...

I love your halloween post and your cool canvas. Have fun :)

Thank you for visiting my blog :)
Oh and thank you for following me :)

Devon x
http://cheekymonkeyingaround.blogspot.com/

Moncha said...

Great party !! Wonderful pictures !!
Have a magical weekend.

Cris said...

I love all the spooky images! And crows are my favorite bird!! I am actually going to dress up like a crow for my Halloween party tomorrow night! Caw Caw Caw!!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

You had such a very sweet and spooky Halloween party! Such fun! Thank you so much for inviting me! I'm just now catching up with all of my visitors to The Tearoom from last weekend.

Wishing you a wonderfully spooky Halloween!

Betty

Ricardo Miñana said...

Nice entry, you have a intersante space
if you like the lyrics full of tenderness, poetry,
I invite you to my spaces,
happy weekend.
a hug.

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