October 30, 2008

Getting ready...1972

Charmaine, Cherelle, Cherise

Halloween decorations taped to window, pumpkins carved...now a classic tale to get us in the mood for tomorrow, All Hallows Eve.

image found here

Sonnet 100
by Lord Brooke Fulke Greville

In night when colors all to black are cast,
Distinction lost, or gone down with the light;
The eye a watch to inward senses placed,
Not seeing, yet still having powers of sight,

Gives vain alarums to the inward sense,
Where fear stirred up with witty tyranny,
Confounds all powers, and thorough self-offense,
Doth forge and raise impossibility:

Such as in thick depriving darknesses,
Proper reflections of the error be,
And images of self-confusednesses,
Which hurt imaginations only see;

And from this nothing seen, tells news of devils,
Which but expressions be of inward evils.


Cicada Studio said...

Ugh. I still have no decorations up or really know what my oldest's costume will be! Bad Mommy!

willow said...

Adorable sisters' pic and gorgeous sonnet!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

I love your old photos - they are precious. And yes, you have put me in the mood for Halloween:)

jewelstreet said...

How Halloweeny!

We're going trick or treating tonight. Yay!

M.Kate said...

Love the first picture, happy halloween..have a spooky time hehe!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Aaawww, that is such a sweet photo! We'll be in Yachats this year during Halloween, darn it! I love handing out candy :)

Victoria said...

Such a sweet photo, and great piece of art! Halloween is so much fun!

nichole said...

I can't love this post ANY more. The vintage 1972 photo, the poem. Made my day!

fly tie said...

now i'm good and ready to take part in some halloween activities. i don't know when the last time was that i celebrated, but seeing all these halloween themed posts on blogs has got me interested.

plus i'm overdue for some kiddie-like fun.

i always like seeing your childhood photos. :-D

Debra said...

Cute photo and great story

My Castle in Spain said...

a sweet sweet picture....you make me sigh because i've never celebrated Halloween !

Have a GREAT time !!!

Jenny said...

What an adorable picture!!!

Jenn said...

It amazes me that October is coming to a close, seems like summer just atarted five minutes ago! Well maybe the winter will go just as quickly and bring us back to warmth again :)

Thought that spooky scene was a linoleum block print for sure!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Cherise looks none too happy...perhaps she misses summer?

Great art find, the older Halloween stuff is so much cooler.

T. Kimberlyn said...

Wow, I remember taping my Halloween designs to our window! You've brought back some great memories with that lovely photo.

Karine said...

Happy Halloween, my Diva!

MonikaRose said...

G'day, happy halloween and I was born in '73. Have a great day and visit me @ http://monikarosecrochets.blogspot.com/ and here monikarose.etsy.com
Cya MonikaROse :)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ok now i'm really in the mood for halloween!! is that you in the 1972 photo? which one? sooo cute!

High Desert Diva said...

I'm the brunette!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh how cute is that picture!