Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Haibun



                                        A PUMPKIN PATCH

A cold, rainy night. The gardens and meadows of an historic house are covered with carved pumpkins. Each glowing with a flickering candle, each unique, from menacing to beautiful.  Tiffany stained glass, skeletal hands, skulls, faces of the famous, a garden of bugs and birds, boats, animals, the moon, a sea bed of fish, abstract art.
 
Three thousand pumpkins. The setting up, nightly candle lighting and the cleaning up when the display is over, done by volunteers.

 Nearly as many visitors as pumpkins. Noisy, but orderly. We follow a path snaking through and around the displays, umbrellas up, trying to keep dry and not poke the person in front of us.  My head spins.  Left, right, up to the house top, along a raised bank. A pirate ship, a witch, Frankenstein, Dracula.                 

                                            lightning flashes–
                                                 a shivering rumble
                                                         rolls through the crowd
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9 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

intriguing happy halloween


much love...

Adelaide said...

Thanks, Gillena. This display is held every year to bigger and bigger crowds.

Adelaide

janetld said...

What a festive haibun! Enjoyed it, including the Halloweeny illustration.

Adelaide said...

Thanks,Janet. I wish we had some pictures from the display, but we didn't think to bring a camera.

Adelaide

Bill said...

Happy Halloween. Where does this take place?

Adelaide said...

Hi Bill,

The Great Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Blaze takes place at Van Cortland Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. I think it has a couple of more weeks or weekends to be up. Check it out on the Web.

Adelaide

Gillena Cox said...

I'm trying BLOG HOP at Lunch Break, please stop by and share a link.
A happy Saturday to you


much love...

Lorraine said...

You are very talented I don't though If I'll be able to visit often because that word definition, well It's a miracle when I get it, but I'll try

Adelaide said...

Hi Lorraine,
Lovely to have your comments.
Thank yo.

Adelaide