Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's Halloween

by Harry Behn
Tonight is the night
When dead leaves fly
Like witches on switches
Across the sky.
When elf and sprite
Flit through the night On a moony sheen. Tonight is the night
When leaves make a sound
Like a gnome in his home
Under the ground,
When spooks and trolls
Creep out of holes
Mossy and green.
Tonight is the night
When pumpkins stare
Through sheaves and leaves
When ghouls and ghost
And goblin host
Dance round their queen.
It's Halloween!  

Come tonight, I'll be dressed in my witches costume, sit under the portico surrounded by pumpkins and hand out full size candy bars to the trick or treaters at Linderhof.

It's one of my favorite holidays!


Pondside said...

Photos please!
I'll bet your house is a favorite on the Trick or Treat circuit!

Rosemary said...

Happy Halloween Martha! Have fun tonight!

Amy said...

Oh...have a wonderful time tonight! We had our trick or treating on Thursday night!!!

joey said...

'tis the witch I like to be myself ... 'perfect' costume say my kids :) Happy Halloween!

Southerncook said...

Loved your post with those adorable pics of old fashioned Halloween cards. So lovely. Enjoy your trick or treaters.


Blondie's Journal said...

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful night, Martha! Full size candy bars...your house will be the most popular on the circuit!! Would love to see a picture of you in your costume!!