Black and Gold
by Nancy Byrd Turner
Everything is black and gold,
Black and gold, to-night:
Yellow pumpkins, yellow moon
Jet-black cats with golden eyes
Shadows black as ink,
Firelight blinking in the dark
With a yellow blink
Black and gold, black and gold
Nothing in between-
When the world turns black and gold
Then it's Halloween!
This was the first poem I ever was tasked with memorizing and reciting in first grade at school. Everytime Halloween rolls around with autumn leaves and crisp cool air these words roll around in my head.
My favorite school Halloween event of all time was a zombie play put on by a good friend who was also my son's teacher at the time. She was amazing - glow in the dark makeup, white shredded "zombie" shirts and a black light (my son is holding the moon in this photo):
I've been spending a bit of time looking over all my Halloween photos of the past to inspire my photo list for this year. So far I'm planning to capture:
- Candy in a bowl
- All the kids together in costume
- The kids with their loot
- Individual snapshots of kids in costume
- Getting ready for the big night
- Mom and Dad passing out candy/trick or treating with the kids
How about you? What's on your photo list for Halloween?
The above photo overlay was done by my friend Celeste Rockwood-Jones. She has another amazing Halloween freebie here.
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