Poetry Friday – Spooky Poems

Happy Halloween! 

Today is Poetry Friday! 

Appropriately enough, I have chosen a book today titled, Spooky Poems!  Here is a blurb about the book:

From Publishers Weekly
The benign monsters in these 25 poems are guaranteed to be cheerfully scary. Included in the motley group is the ugstabuggle, “a monster nearly nine feet tall / With hairy, grasping hands” who conveniently disappears when you stop thinking of him. The Marog from Mars has “a body of brass / And seventeen fingers and toes” and would make an entire classroom shriek, if anyone could see him. And the “great huge horrible horrible / creeping up the stars” is, well, HORRIBLE. Rees’s watercolors of wide-eyed children and twitchy goblins are just frightening enough to provide thrills without causing nightmares. A mixture of such British and American poets as e. e. cummings, Lilian Moore, Ted Hughes and Shel Silverstein provides verses bound to provoke shivers and giggles. From the hilariously hungry Alphabet Monster who might eat Y-O-U to the lovable snaggle-toothed bat, Rees’s creatures are wickedly entertaining. Ages 4-8.

Here is the poem I’ve chosen for today; enjoy!  It is by Jack Prelutsky, a favorite poet of mine.

Haunted House

There’s a house upon the hilltop

We will not go inside

For that is where the witches live,

Where ghosts and goblins hide.

Tonight they have their party,

All the lights are burning bright,

But oh we will not go inside

The haunted house tonight.

You can read the rest here.

The Poetry round-up today is over at Poetry for Children.  Check it out!

Don’t forget to come back on Monday for my giveaway as part of the Book Giveaway Carnival!

4 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – Spooky Poems

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  2. I’m a big fan of Prelutsky’s, too, particularly his Halloween poems! Thanks for participating in Poetry Friday at PoetryforChildren this Halloween! Stop by any time…

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