Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Laughing Ghosts

(I thought in honor of Halloween I'd post the poem the blog is named after. I have placed a link at the bottom of me reading the poem.

semi-petrified slats,
framed the dark holes
that once beamed
with light and life.

The porch,
shattered with broken teeth
and languid tongue,
was void of speech,
but not of sound.

Ghost’s laughter
echoed in the trees,
shading the wrinkled hat
cocked to one side,
that once sat square,
and kept the rain outside.

I clicked my heels
down the hollow of its throat,
looking for evidence
of the home it’d made.
With everything torn and scattered,
and holes set to trap,
I decided to leave, and
let the ghosts have it back.

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MB said...

What a great poem, and what fun to hear you! I'm glad to know about the name of your blog. Happy Halloween, Pat!

Anonymous said...

very nice poem, pat. but perhaps more importantly, it is nice to hear the voice behind that ruggedly, handsome face. ;-)

samuru999 said...

How very neat to hear your voice Pat!
Loved it...and love the poem!

Gosh, now I can hear you, Andrew and Don do readings...it's great!

Happy Halloween!


Queen Neetee said...

This is truly a wonderful post! I thoroughly enjoy your voiced over poem.
Excellent poem! Wonderful reading!

trinitystar said...

Bravo! I love this idea you all reading your poems. Ditto on that Margie ... wonderful ... modern technology. Great poem Pat!

love the words you gathered ...
I clicked my heels down the hollow of its throat. :o)

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed hearing your voice, Pat.

Cathy said...

You made me smile a HUGE smile today! Your voice is beautiful; I love your poem and your charming accent even more.
Loved it!

gautami tripathy said...

Great way to promote your own blog!

Good to hear your voice.


gracie said...

yes yes! Poems are meant to be read... and your voice makes an easy listen. Thanks!

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks MB!! Thanks for your help!!My daughter and family came over for dinner. We ate and watched The Monster House. It was a good halloween!!

Why Senile, you make me blush!! Thank you Sir!!

Thank you Margie!! You place me in very esteemed company!!

Thank you QNT!! Technology is amazing. I like the new Photo!!

Trinitystar, I love old falling down houses. They seem so full of stories to me. Thank you!!

Thank you Joyce!!

Cathy, accent?? Not in my part of the world!! That made me laugh!! I lived in Ohio for three years, many years ago, never knew I had one til then. I always thought it was the other way around.

Gautami, I'm shameless!! Thank you!!

Gracie, thank you very much!!

dsnake1 said...

yeah, now i can hear you reading your poem! and a great poem too.

Poetry by Kai said...


polona said...

i've always loved this poem, and it's a real treat to let us hear you read it! enjoyed!

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Masago said...

A great seasonal "image". Now, shall we be seeing a possible talking book in the near future?

Osquer said...

Fantastic! Thank you for the Halloween ghost story reading!