Poetry Friday: Halloween’s almost here…


Happy Poetry Friday! as Halloween is fast approaching I’m sharing a Halloween inspired poem-story, and art to wet your appetite. Wishing all a spoooooky fun-filled Halloween!



Wiry Winney whirled
through the town,
haunting all children
all around.

Small in stature but
mean in game,

Ooooo, came cries when they
heard her name.

Wiry Winney was
always seen,
On the night marking

Whoa, is she real– Or
a mirage?

Sneeeaking slowly by
your garage?

She sets her trap sealed
with rat love,

and floating pumpkins
high above…

What’ll happen next? Uhh!
Don’t look now–
I can’t imagine

How many spells will
spill this year?

How many will she
fill with fear!

I see her yonder,
Oooh, watch out…
There’s her broomstick, best
change your route!

© 2017 Michelle Kogan


Visit Brenda Davis Harsham at  Friendly Fairytales for this weeks Poetry Friday roundup. She’s offering up a lovely insect for her Halloween Party, but she’s not sure who he is. Be sure to drop by her post and help her figure out his identity… And thanks for hosting Brenda!

P.S. To all my Poetry Friday poet friends, I’m preparing for a local SCBWI conference next week, and a holiday fair coming soon– So I may be a bit scarce on visits the next two weeks, and will hope to catch up soon after.

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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33 Responses to Poetry Friday: Halloween’s almost here…

  1. mbhmaine says:

    Your witchy poem is such fun and I love your spook-tacular illustration! Enjoy the holiday!

  2. Wiry Winney! What a great name for a witch. Lots of fun. Thanks for sharing Michelle

  3. lindabaie says:

    The picture is just enough scare for us, Michelle! Hope you have fun at your cconference and good luck at the fair, too! I love this little spooky story to go with your picture, and I love “mean in game”.Oooooooo! Happy Halloween!

  4. Wirey Winney is such a great name. I hope I don’t run into when I’m taking my kids trick-or-treating. I really like your illustration as well.

  5. cvarsalona says:

    Wirey Winney is a delight, Michelle. I think she should join the spooktacular Halloween section of Autumn Ablaze as a wonderful piece of artwork.

  6. Delightfully spooky! Though the rhyming worked a little funny for me the first time I read it, because I grew up pronouncing the word garage like “GARE-age”, instead of “Gare-AGE” thanks to my accented parents. 😉

  7. What a fun poem! Wiry Winney sounds like my kind of witch. Can she bring me some of those floating pumpkins? Have fun with the SCBWI conference!

  8. This is a great Halloween poem and I really love the art. I will be sharing this poem with all my little goblins for Halloween.

  9. Donna Smith says:

    Cute poem! Should get people in the mood for some good Halloween fun!

  10. I love your spoooooky, witchy art and poem. Now I’m in the m-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-d for howling ghosts and ghouls and Wiry Winney!

  11. Your Winney is fun, Michelle, but what I like best is the expression on the moon’s face–a kind of nervous admiration! Enjoy your doings over the next few weeks!

  12. maryleehahn says:

    Thanks for a fun new witch — scary, but not TOO scary! Good luck in your upcoming ventures!

  13. Tabatha says:

    How many will she fill with fear? Everyone! I wonder if she has any competition? Perhaps there can be a sequel with a witchy showdown or witchy collaboration…
    Enjoy your conference!

  14. Wirey Winney is wild, winsome witchy-woman. You could develop her into a book like the Pomegranate Witch.

  15. dmayr says:

    This is my favorite:
    How many spells will
    spill this year?

    Nicely done!

  16. Keri Collins Lewis says:

    garage/mirage — clever rhyme! I love the bouncy fun of the rhythm too!

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