Literary Hook: ‘All Hallow’s Eve’ — perfect poem for the season

Christine Swanberg

By Christine Swanberg
Author and Poet

Carol J. Fox is a retired teacher and librarian interested in local history, writing and website development. She is serving as vice president of the Rockford Historical Society and is working part-time for Rockford Public Schools as a librarian at Carlson, White Swan and Whitehead. She is in my Wednesday Writers’ Group. Following is a poem she has written perfect for the Halloween season

All Hallows’ Eve
By Carol J. Fox

wild wind

full of bumps and bangs

roars and shrieks



banshee wind

writhing, wailing

billowing, blustering

wringing the trees and trusses

rapping at doors and windows

lifting the mouse

strafing the cat

twisting, trembling








This poem was first published in Who Walks Among the Trees with Charity, Wind Pubications, 2005.Christine Swanberg is a local author and poet. She received the Lawrence E. Gloyd Community Impact Award at the 2012 Rockford Area Arts Council State of the Arts Awards.

From the Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2013, issue

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