Finding Love on Halloween

All-Hallows Eve originated in Scotland and Ireland as a full day in which spirits walk abroad — it originally lasted from sundown on October 31 until sundown on November 1 (All Souls Day). It has obviously evolved much since the 17th century, when ghouls went from door to door, begging for “soul cakes.”

Robert Burns, the great Scottish poet of the 18th century, recorded some of the best traditions of Halloween, including this one:

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Mating Habits of the North American Hipster [VIDEO]

This poem, by Neil Hilborn, was the only poem to ear a perfect score at this summer’s Rustbelt Festival. Hilarious:

What If the Cross Set God Free?

I’m away from the blog this week, and I’ve asked my friends to fill in. This is a poem by my dear friend, Michael Toy.

wonderful plans

god loves you and
has a wonderful plan
for your life
it is helpful, when
saying that
to be illuminated
from above
or have just finished
transmuting wine

otherwise it just
sounds stupid
when one looks
at the many things
which are not wonderful

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A Poem about God by Michael Toy

Please select one of the following:

A. God is a velvet fist
wrapped around a glove of iron
firm, correcting, compelling.

B. God is the inverse, all iron outside,
insides receptive and comforting
hammering our hard edges,
then holding our hands.

C. God is all velvet,
endless embrace and acceptance

Read the answer at: The Michael Toy | Multiple Choice.