Monday, April 16, 2018

Bat Appreciation Day Blog Hop


Since it's also Poetry Month, I thought I'd share this beautiful book:


The Bat-Poet is about a bat who decides to stay awake during the day.
He creates poems about his experiences and recites them to others.
His bat buddies don't understand. The mockingbird criticizes them.
The chipmunk loves them and encourages him to continue though.
So he creates the last and best poem in the book, which is below.

A bat is born
Naked and blind and pale.
His mother makes a pocket of her tail
And catches him.
He clings to her long fur
By his thumbs and toes and teeth.
And then the mother dances through the night
Doubling and looping, soaring, somersaulting -
Her baby hangs on underneath.
All night, in happiness, she hunts and flies
Her sharp cries
Like shining needlepoints of sound
Go out into the night and, echoing back,
Tell her what they have touched.
She hears how far it is, how big it is,
Which way it’s going:
She lives by hearing.
The mother eats the moths and gnats she catches
In full flight; in full flight
The mother drinks the water of the pond
She skims across.
Her baby hangs on tight.
Her baby drinks the milk she makes him
In moonlight or starlight, in mid-air.
Their single shadow, printed on the moon
Or fluttering across the stars,
Whirls on all night; at daybreak
The tired mother flaps home to her rafter.
The others are all there.
They hang themselves up by their toes,
They wrap themselves in their brown wings.
Bunched upside down, they sleep in air.
Their sharp ears, their sharp teeth, their quick sharp faces
Are dull and slow and mild.
All the bright day, as the mother sleeps,
She folds her wings about her sleeping child.


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Friday the 13th of April Blog Hop

It's fitting for this Friday the 13th to be near Easter.
 Since fear of Friday the 13th stems from Jesus' Last Supper and Crucifixion.
There were 13 people at the Last Supper and Jesus was crucified on a Friday.
So many see it as a double whammy when 13 and Friday come together.
I see it as a lucky day though, cause Jesus saved us and rose from the dead.

See more Biblical sand sculptures here.

Jason Voorhees rose from the dead in the Friday The 13th films too.
This excerpt from Still I Rise by Maya Angelou reminds me of them:

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Jason may not have killed if someone was kind to him,
like Wednesday Addams is in the video and art below.


See more Jason and Wednesday art here.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

April Event Invitations

Friday the 13th of April Blog Hop

How To Join:

1. Post anything Friday the 13th related that day

2. Hop over to my Friday the 13th Blog Hop post

3. Add a link to your post to the link list on mine

4. Hop to the other posts on the link list

Bat Appreciation Day Blog Hop

How To Join:

1. Post anything bat related on April 17th

2. Hop over to my Bat Day Blog Hop post

3. Add a link to your post to the link list on mine

4. Hop to the other posts on the link list

Monday, April 2, 2018

Zombunnies 2!

Happy Easter! Sorry I'm late like The White Rabbit.

ThinkGeek.com sold the first chocolate zombunnies for Easter 2011.
It was an April Fool's Day prank turned product. Read about it here.


Sadly they quit selling them, but Sugar Plum Chocolates does now!
You can get them with or without a chocolate bunny victim here!


They bring these chocolate plagues instead of chocolate eggs:
You can get them here!

You can also enter to win the gory goodies in the video below,
by buying a raffle ticket(s) to Re-Animate The Horror Corner.
Get all the info on it and store owner Bunny's tragedy here.