Illustrated Haiku Halloween Poem & Quotes

Candy Corn Flower

Flowery inspiration for "Candy Corn Flower" Haiku poem. I didn't know the real name of this flower until Homesteadbound clued me in. It's called Indian Blanket, & it's the state wildflower of Oklahoma. Blooms summer to late fall.
Flowery inspiration for "Candy Corn Flower" Haiku poem. I didn't know the real name of this flower until Homesteadbound clued me in. It's called Indian Blanket, & it's the state wildflower of Oklahoma. Blooms summer to late fall. | Source

Candy Corn Flower

Candy corn flower

looks good enough to eat

is nature's trick, not treat.

Happyboomernurse Photos & Quote Captions

In response to Linus Van Pelt's quote about the Great Pumpkin: "I don't care about the Great Pumpkin. I'd rather have a little pumpkin just like this cute doggie."
In response to Linus Van Pelt's quote about the Great Pumpkin: "I don't care about the Great Pumpkin. I'd rather have a little pumpkin just like this cute doggie." | Source
In response to Mason Cooley's, "Costumes tell a story" here's a fairy tale about this picture: "Curvaceous police woman falls in puppy love at the Sea Witch Festival in Rehoboth Beach and they live happily ever after."
In response to Mason Cooley's, "Costumes tell a story" here's a fairy tale about this picture: "Curvaceous police woman falls in puppy love at the Sea Witch Festival in Rehoboth Beach and they live happily ever after." | Source

Halloween Quotes

"There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." ~ Linus Van Pelt (See photo caption to right).

"Forget love- I'd rather fall in chocolate!" ~ Sandra J. Dykes

"Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold." ~ Judith Olney

"Nothing on earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night." ~ Steve Almond

"This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him." ~ Conan O'Brien

"Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story." ~ Mason Cooley (See photo caption on right).

"Proof of our society's decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many." ~ Robert Kirby

""Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" ~ Dexter Kozen

Groovie Goolies Monster Mash Music Video

Happy Halloween

This hub was my attempt to give my followers and all who read this hub a fun Halloween treat. Hope you enjoyed it and have a safe and happy Halloween.

Does Halloween bring out the kid in you and cause you to make a fool of yourself?

  • Yes, I wear a ridiculous costume to work every Halloween.
  • No, I wouldn't be caught dead in a costume.
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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

Gail - this was really cute! The best Halloween hub I have seen so far! I loved the video. The pictures were great and so were the quotes.

That Indian Blanket flower really does look like candy corn! That was a good one!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear Gail,

Simply adorable..Thank you for the smiles today..off to take Xavier with momma trick or treating..Thank you for an adorable hub.

Love,

Sunnie


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Homesteadbound,

So glad you enjoyed this little Halloween treat. You are such a fountain of knowledge- I knew the flower looked like candy corn but had no idea what it's real name was- Indian Blanket, such a pretty name! Now I was able to look it up on Wikipedia and learn it's the state wildflower for Oklahoma and blankets the ground for miles along roadways.

Thanks for the kind words about the hub.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Sunnie,

So glad you liked it. Hope you have a blast trick or treating with Xavier. It's always fun when you have a small child to use as an excuse to go trick or treating (smile).

Thanks for all your support and encouragement.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This was so much fun...wait there is someone pounding on the door, hope there is no blood and gore... oh good, not someone hairy and bony.. a little one dressed like a My Little Pony


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Mckbirdbks,

Loved your clever and fun comment. They're knocking on my door, too, and who knows maybe Sunnie Day will show up all the way from Texas with Xavier- she could fly him here on her Good Witch Broom! Wouldn't that be the greatest of treats?

Thanks for coming and hope you enjoy the rest of the evening.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

THis Hub was such a nice Halloween Treat for all of us To read and Enjoy. Thank you Gail, and so non fattening too. Happy, Happy, Halloween to you and Yours my Friend.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks so much b. Malin,

I didn't think of the extra benefit of this treat being non fattening but that's definitely a bonus. (smile)

Just finished reading your Adam and Eve Interview hub and loved it. A funny yet all too true take on human nature then and now- some things never change, do they?


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

This was so fitting for tonight! I don't have small children anymore, and I really miss taking them around to "trick or treat".


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Me too, Mary, but it's still fun to see them come to the door all dressed up. I saw some really adorable costumes on the little ones who were out tonight.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Haha, so fun! Thanks for the treat and cute quotes. I love the candy corn flower too! :)


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Oceansnsunsets,

So glad you enjoyed it. I finished it a few minutes before the first trick or treaters arrived, so I laughed when I read your Halloween Hub that you'd just finished in between the arrival of your neighborhood's kids.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I loved Candy Corn Flower and Halloween Quotes.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Vinaya Ghimire,

So glad you enjoyed the hub and thanks for leaving a comment.


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Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

Your hub made me smile! I love the candy corn poem and the beautiful photograph of the flower! What a perfect ending to the Halloween season. The little fairy tale about puppy love was cute, too! Mmmm...I think I'll fall in chocolate later... Thanks for the smiles this morning!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Stephanie,

So glad it made you smile. They had the annual Rehoboth Beach pet parade on the boardwalk this weekend and the pets were all dressed up so cute and on their best social behavior. What a fun day it was but my camera takes about 30 seconds between shots and I missed a lot of good opportunities to take pictures during the parade.

Flowers are so much easier because they stay in one place. (smile)


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Gail,

I am catching up on the ghoulish "tricks" around HubLand and this was UP there and FAB, if ever a collection of Halloween favorites was compiled...

LOVE your assortment of "treats" for us. Your pictures are adorable and your haiku is awesome! Hugs, mar.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Mar,

Wow! I feel like I won the trifecta this morning as you've honored me with 3 great and uplifting comments! Thanks so much for your support. You're such a sweetheart and I'm so glad we met.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Great work, this really made me smile. Thank you.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Acaetnna,

So good to see your smiling face and read your bright comment. Thanks so much for taking time to leave a comment. Am glad you enjoyed the hub.


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Wonderful HBN - these are such colorful words and images to brighten Halloween! Haiku Halloween from a fun, creative and caring soul! Thank you for sharing!

Up and very useful this year indeed.....


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Chatkath,

So glad you enjoyed it. I love Halloween because it's a fun, stress free holiday and the little kids are so adorable! I appreciated your kind comments, the vote up and your ongoing support. Hope your own Halloween was good.


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Melovy 5 years ago from UK

What a beautiful flower and what a fun hub. Those dogs dressed like their owners are amazing. We Brits don’t do anything like that - or at least I’ve never seen it. Maybe Scottish dogs are too reticent.

I’m definitely pressing the funny button.

Oh, and I nearly forgot, that song always reminds me of my friends doing a skit a show at school, so it brought back good memories.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Melovy,

Am so glad you liked my attempt at being light-hearted. I'd just seen hundreds of pets dressed up at the Sea Witch Festival and the Halloween trick or treaters were coming to my door as I wrote this so it was lots of good inspiration.

The thing that amazes me about the pet parade is how well behaved all the pets are. They actually seem like they love prancing around in their costumes!

I always loved that silly song, too. It would have been an "oldie" when you did your skit but I remember hearing it when it first came out! It was fun and had its own dance.

Thanks for pressing the funny button and for reading so many of my hubs. I greatly appreciate your support and know that with your kids still young your free time is limited.


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Thanks for the Halloween "treat' - that flower really is the perfect one for this poem.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Danette,

So glad you enjoyed the "treat".


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Melovy 5 years ago from UK

Hi again Happyboomernurse,

I was curious about when Monster Mash was out first so had a look. It was apparently banned from radio in the UK in 1962 (according to Wikipedia for being too morbid) and then was rereleased here in 1973, so it would be from that time that I remember it.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

That's really interesting. I didn't realize it was banned in the UK. The release I remembered from childhood was the 1962 version.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

check out my ridiculous costume: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.469608551...

I wore it to work, but, I work from home

it might be this link actually: http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/31198...


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi PDXKaraokeGuy,

Thank goodness you work at home.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Boomer, indeed :-)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Wow Gail;a great hub ;I was sifting through some of your earlier hubs and came across this one and I love it.

Your hubs are always amazing and never disappoint.

I have added two new folders for bookmarking ;one is' My Special Hubs' and the other 'My Special Poems'

Guess where this one is going???

Take care Gail and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Take care

Eddy.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Oh Eddy,

You always brighten my day. Thanks so much for looking through my old hubs and finding this one about Halloween.

I'm on my way out to see a St. Patrick's Day Parade (it's celebrated early in Hilton Head). The sun is shining and it's sure to be a great time for the 20,000 people who are expected to attend.

Hope you, too, are having a lovely weekend. I so enjoyed your hub about the sea this morning.


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Yet another happy and joyful hub by you! Thank you for all these wonderful, sweet and funny "treats" Gail, you bring happiness and smiles to my soul! Voted up and spreading this joy by sharing.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome SanneL,

How cool that you read this Halloween Hub in April and that you still enjoyed it.

Thanks so much for the vote up and for sharing it with others. Your support is greatly appreciated.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

You have an artist's eye Gail. Referring to that flower as a candy corn flower was very descriptive for anyone familiar with that old type of candy which I guess is still sold in this day and time. I'm not much of a candy eater but I certainly remember getting candy corn as a kid during Halloween.

My brothers would both go through their Halloween candy and then I would start doling out mine to them. I guess I did not care that much for candy even as a child!

Voted up and beautiful.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Peggy,

Thanks so much for the kind words and very interesting comment. How wonderful that you never really cared much for candy and that you were also generous about doling yours out to your brothers.

I never liked the taste of candy corn but loved the way it looked!

I'd go through my Halloween loot searching for anything with chocolate in it. LOL

Thanks for the vote up.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh wow, this is a green hub as I am loving it as much 11 months later, Gail. Monster Mash is so cool...such a classic.

I'm with you in loving the look but not the taste of candy corn... What a glorious flower.

Voted UP and all across...

Am I too late to finish my series of yours... I have not been able to locate.

I am ashamedly behind in everything.

Hugs to you, dear friend, Maria


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Maria,

So glad you still enjoyed this the second time around and thanks for leaving a comment and voting it up.

You are such a doll to be looking for the 3rd and final installment of my fictional story about the Healing Power of Love and Faith. I deleted the series because it was on idle status but I truly appreciate your attempt to find it. You are a dear friend and wonderful supporter.

Hub Hugs & Love,

Gail


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Loved the Groovies goolies monster mash video.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Lovedoctor,

Glad you enjoyed the monster mash video. Watching it always gets me in the mood for Halloween.

Thanks for taking time to give me feedback.


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Thomas C Mill 2 months ago from USA

Very cute! Love the Conan O'Brien quote...hahaha! Here are some of my favorite things to say on Halloween:

-Hope your day doesn’t suck like a vampire. May you have an amazing day and a freakishly scary Halloween!

-Wishing you an eerie, spooky, hair-raising, spell-binding Halloween!

-May you have the best and the creepiest costume of them all. Happy Halloween!

-May you have a hair-raising experience, chills and thrills on Halloween!

Source: http://www.wishespoems.com/halloween/halloween-say...


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Happyboomernurse 2 months ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Thomas,

Appreciate your feedback and cool Halloween sayings.

Hope you do have a spooky, cool, hair-raising Halloween.

Best Regards,

Happyboomernurse

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