October 28, 2011

Five (x5-1) for Friday: Ghosts by Fannie Stearns Davis

Ghosts by Fannie Stearns Davis

I am almost afraid of the wind out there.


The dead leaves skip on the porches bare,


The windows clatter and whine.


I sit here in the quiet house, low-lit.


With the clock that ticks and the books that stand.


Wise and silent, on every hand.


I am almost afraid; though I know the night


Lets no ghosts walk in the warm lamplight.


Yet ghosts there are; and they blow, they blow,


Out in the wind and the scattering snow.


When I open the windows and go to bed,


Will the ghosts come in and stand at my head?


Last night I dreamed they came back again.


I heard them talking; I saw them plain.


They hugged me and held me and loved me; spoke


Of happy doings and friendly folk.


They seemed to have journeyed a week away,


but now they were ready and glad to stay.


But, oh, if they came on the wind to-night


Could I bear their faces, their garments white


Blown in the dark around my lonely bed?


Oh, could I forgive them for being dead?


I am almost afraid of the wind. My shame!


That I would not be glad if my dear ones came!


Happy weekend before Halloween!

~Cath

PS For more Moxie Fab World Halloween fun, click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, & HERE.

32 comments:

Barb said...

amazing photos!

Robin said...

I really enjoyed that!! Thanks!
Robin

Wifey Cookie said...

That was fun to read. :)

Suzanne C said...

Okay... Now I have a new favorite! :) Beautiful pictures and so much fun and inspiration!

Charlene said...

Fabulous post, Cath!!

Dee in N.H. said...

That was great!

Michelle said...

thank you for finding and sharing these fun and awesome pictures! my and I children loved them!!

Jean said...

You are so creative! I love each of those pics!

Kelly said...

love how you matched the pics to the poem!

Hussena said...

these are some amazing pic's and loved the way you had a story to tell with them ...made the hair on my hands stand up!!

Annette said...

Those are way cool..some are creepy but cool..thanks for sharing...Happy Halloween Cath..

Debstamps said...

Wicked! Thanks Cath! Happy snowy morning! [and hunker down for the Nor'easter's a comin']

Alicia said...

So fun! Thanks Cath... you rock!

sandee said...

Love your poem posts! Happy Halloween to you too!

Sandy said...

I, too, am enamored with your poem posts. Thank you for enhancing my world.

Rachel W K said...

gorgeous poem and photos, gets me in the halloween mood! i love that tree bedpost, oh my wow

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Larajc said...

Well WOW! Can I just say, Oh MY, how Moxie Fab to your pictures today?! Wonderful!

Scrapycandy said...

Oh those doggie costumes! And I really want to try a pop up ghost out of a book..and then scatter them all over the house.

Christina said...

What a wonderfully spooky poem and photos today, Cath. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

what a great post-FUN!!!!

rhonda said...

I so love Halloween and thanks for all the great images!

sharon g said...

Those white and black Halloween plates are SOOOOO cool!

Helen F. said...

WOW, I have goose bumps reading your poem and looking at those fabulous photos :o!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Okay, this is one of the coolest posts EVER! I absolutely loved it.

Katie said...

Loved this! Thanks! Loved the poem and the pictures to go with it. :)

Katie B.

Gabby said...

How fun to to depict the poem w/these photos. Very nice. Loved it and I will sahre it. :)

Joy said...

That is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Amy* said...

Breathtaking and BEAUTIFUL Cath! What a fabulous collection of photos. That tree bed seriously took my breath away...and what a beautiful poem!! Thanks for that :)

Christine Traversa said...

wow, that bed with the trees!! LOVE

heart scraps said...

This is great. Very creative!

Shobana said...

That was a FANTASTIC post Cath! Lovely words and pics! :)

Tina M said...

What amazing photos you picked for us...wow, could look at them forever!