Monday, October 27, 2014

Carpe Diem "Time Glass" #8

Dear Haijin, visitors, travelers,

It's time (well ... 15 minutes to early) again for our time challenging "Time Glass" feature in which the goal is to write a haiku inspired on a photo, painting or something and a prompt within 12 hours. This week I think I have a nice Time Glass episode for you all.

It's almost Halloween or Hallowe'en (/ˌhæləˈwiːn, -oʊˈiːn, ˌhɑːl-/; a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening"), also known as Allhalloween,  All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows' Eve revolves around the theme of using "humor and ridicule to confront the power of death."

According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.  
Credits: Halloween Pumpkin
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related "guising"), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular,  although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration. Because many Western Christian denominations encourage, although no longer require, abstinence from meat on All Hallows' Eve, the tradition of eating certain vegetarian foods for this vigil day developed, including the consumption of apples, colcannon, cider, potato pancakes, and soul cakes. (Source: Wikipedia)
Well .... I think you know what the prompt will be ... yes ....


I am looking forward to all your responses. And remember you have only 12 hours to respond on this Time Glass feature.

This Time Glass episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until Tuesday October 28th 7.00 AM (CET). Have fun!


  1. I love these time glass prompts except when the sand is already run out...

  2. Oh darn, just saw this when I got home...oh well:)

  3. ditto.....It would be nice if we had 24 hours to do these poems, since some of us live in another time/date zone......