A Week of Halloween Haikus

Spooky image of pumpkin at night

I wrote a Halloween haiku every day for a week in anticipation of the haunty holiday.


autumn dewy web
silken silver labyrinth
tiny fangs tarry


fall weather welcomes
delicate chills like icy
fingers on your neck


October howling
winds strum bare willow branches
werewolves howling too


ruby hourglass
nestles moonlit poisonous pearls
a hundred eggs stir


dead, curled leaves crackle
feet shuffle in night’s dark veil
the wroth witch cackles


fog smothers the ground
dropped leaves rot and mold, their stench
like an open grave


bat wings whispering
tombstones tumble, a haint weeps
bodies rise and lurch

Have a happy Halloween!

This post was possible due to Bette Stevens’ tips and Anthony Renfro’s encouragement. Thanks, you two.:-)
Author and poet Bette’s blog: here.
Author and poet Anthony’s blog: here.

Feature image is by Andreas Dress on Unsplash.

90 thoughts on “A Week of Halloween Haikus

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Patricia.:-) We do celebrate Halloween, but for me that just means putting on my zombie tee shirt and spider earrings and handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters. This is such a strange year, though, I don’t know if we’ll get any trick-or-treaters this year.

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  1. I love haikus and love that you did this for the week! I have to admit that my favourites are 7, 6 and 2. You sure fo have a way with words and images.

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  2. Boo-ooo-ooo! What a fun and delightful post, Pricilla! Hope you had a good Halloween! No trick-or-treating in our neighborhood this year. We had guests over for dinner in our backyard, keeping the social distancing.

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      1. My daughter’s neighborhood has a creative trick-or-treat. One was having a long pipe from the window on the second floor to the beginning of the driveway, drop the candies down and the kids catch them with the bag. Another house had two skeletons, one on each side of the driveway wearing masks with signs on social distancing. They marked the driveway with makers six feet apart. That was fun… 🙂

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  3. Here we were in semi-lockdown (it seems to be dragging on and so far not making a lot of difference, so we shall see), although there isn’t such a strong tradition anyway. Thanks for helping bring a touch of Halloween into our lives, Priscilla. 🙂

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    1. We didn’t get any trick-or-treaters. We weren’t expecting many, but it was weird. The poems were fun to write. I may have to do it again next year.:-) Thanks for stopping by, Olga!


  4. These are so fun – glad I found them on Bette’s blog and she sent me here. Nice to meet you. I think you’ve inspired me to write a week of haikus over Thanksgiving. We need to find reasons to be grateful this hard and weird year….

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