Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Glares And Winks And Blinks

For the pumpkins on the Tree were not mere pumpkins. Each had a face sliced into it. Each face was different. Every eye was a stranger eye. Every nose was a weirder nose. Every mouth smiled hideously in some new way. There must have been a thousand pumpkins on this tree, hung high and on every branch. A thousand smiles. A thousand grimaces. And twice-times-a-thousand glares and winks and blinks and leerings of freshcut eyes.And as the boys watched, a new thing happened.The pumpkins began to come alive.

Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

 Image by Kasumi Angel.

6 comments:

Autumnleaf said...

Absolutely. This was my experience at Descanso Gardens...when I walked under the JOL tree. Nothing could come close. Hundreds of JOLs in line on each branch of a huge oak tree. I didn't want to leave.

Jay's Shadow said...

I wish our Dogwood tree out front would grow faster. Would love to do this.

I have a confession. I have this book for a year now and haven't read it yet. :(

Sara said...

Autumnleaf, wish I had gone to that event at Descanso. Kinda pissed it cost so dang much. Lol.

ShellHawk said...

I read this book at least once a year. Makes me so happy!

girl6 said...

those little jackies look like they're burrrrrnning..Beautiful.

The Gill-Man said...

Jay, you definitely should read it! You will NOT be disappointed! Bradbury at his finest!

I too plan to one day make a Halloween Tree. The trees in my yard are too small now, but one day...