Samhain, a haiku written by Mark Scheel at Spillwords.com
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Samhain

Samhain

written by: Mark Scheel

 

Pumpkins by corn shock,
Straw-gold moon. Listen by door—
Small footsteps in night.

Tombstones cast shadows,
Owl calls in dark. Soul shivers—
Age-old lure of fright.

Mark Scheel

Mark Scheel

I was born on a farm in Kansas and attended Kansas University. After graduation I served overseas with the American Red Cross and later taught English at Emporia State University and was an info spec with the Johnson County Library. I belong to The Kansas Authors Club and The Writers Place and have served on the boards of directors with two literary magazines. I also was a prose editor for Kansas City Voices magazine. I'm now retired and write full time. My essays, short stories, poems and articles have appeared over a 40-year period in numerous periodicals. I blogged for several years on Scriggler and The Grant Journal and those posts were collected in a book. I have published six books to date representing every major genre. My work has won several literary awards and I'm represented by the Metamorphosis Literary Agency.
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