Happy Halloween from Five Points!

by Megan Sexton  ·  October 31, 2012

Five Points would like to wish everybody a very happy Halloween!

If you’ve got any extra time to spare, why not grab a few candy bars and check out some awesome Halloween poetry? If you’re into the macabre, I’d recommend checking out Edward Gorey, who’s written some masterfully creepy (and many times hilariously creepy) poems. Probably my favorite has to be the “The Gashlycrumb Tinies,” an amusing alphabet of children who’ve expired before their time:

The Gashlycrumb Tinies
by Edward Gorey

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs
B is for Basil assaulted by bears
C is for Clara who wasted away
D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh
E is for Ernest who choked on a peach
F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leech
G is for George smothered under a rug
H is for Hector done in by a thug
I is for Ida who drowned in a lake
J is for James who took lye by mistake
K is for Kate who was struck with an axe
L is for Leo who swallowed some tacks
M is for Maud who was swept out to sea
N is for Neville who died of ennui
O is for Olive run through with an awl
P is for Prue trampled flat in a brawl
Q is for Quentin who sank in a mire
R is for Rhoda consumed by a fire
S is for Sue who perished of fits
T is for Titus who flew into bits
U is for Una who slipped down a drain
V is for Victor squashed under a train
W is for Winnie embedded in ice
X is for Xerxes devoured by mice
Y is for Yorick whose head was knocked in
And Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin

And don’t miss out on the fantastic accompanying artwork , the entirety of which can be found here.

Hope everybody’s having a spooktacular Halloween!