This week is Spooky Stories week at MSM Library and there are various ways to join in the fun.
- Borrow some “spooktacular” fiction.
- Gather a team of friends and create a spooky drawing or scene on our interactive TV during morning tea or lunch each day. Sign up at the Circulation Desk in the Library.
- Enter our Spooky Poetry competition to win fabulous prizes.
To enter our poetry competition write a haiku or sonnet and post it in the Comments section.
You might like to use a site like Poem generator to help you.
Haiku do not have to rhyme. They are composed of three lines with a syllable pattern of 5,7,5. Here is an example:
It’s spooky season
A cold wind moves the bare trees
Warm in bed I read
A sonnet is more complicated, it has 14 lines with 10 syllables each. The rhyming scheme is ABAB // CDCD // EFEF // GG. The example below has been inspired by this form.
Ode to the Vampire
My dark vampire, you inspire me to write.
How I love the way you fly, hang and bite,
Invading my mind all day and all night,
I am dreaming of taking to flight.
Let me compare you to a sanctuary
You are more ominous and looming.
Ice bites the debris of February,
And wintertime has no flowers blooming.
How do I love you? Let me count the ways.
I love your assuming eyes, teeth and form.
I am always thinking of your sleepy gaze.
My love, you are a drug like chloroform.
Now I must away with melancholy heart,
Remember my true words whilst we’re apart.