Popular Concert With Rubinoff

Popular Concert With Rubinoff and His Violin

Popular Concert With Rubinoff and His Violin. You can read on the program, the Stradivarius violin was insured for $100.000. That was in the 1930’s. Now it’s closer to 2 million. Rubinoff was a superstar in the 1930’s. Circumstances of the Great Depression favored his rise to fame. During difficult times the public needs beauty in the arts. In music this translate to melody. After the good times of the 1920’s the next decade started out with the Great Depression. Times were tough, crass and violent. We could almost draw a parallel to today. The last thing people needed were rough qualities in their entertainment. Rubinoff offered beautiful melody on the violin. The public ate it up. He became a sensation and made a fortune.  Rubinoff credits his success in great measure to an American Indian, Will Rogers.

Known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son”,[1] Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 “talkies”),[2] and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns.[3] By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of his time, and was the highest paid Hollywood movie star. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in northern Alaska.[4]

Will rogers playing Rubinoff's Strad in a gag picture. What a Story!
Rubinoff and American Indian Will Rogers were best friends. Ruby treasured his associated with Rogers and paid him homage at every concert we gave together.

Rubinoff credits Will Rogers for his success.  In his biography, Dance of the Russian Peasant, written by his wife Darlene Rubinoff that she wrote from recording Dave, he states,  “Will used to give me advice. He was a happy fellow and a pleasure to be near. Will advised me on timing, how to time my gestures, how to get the audience to do my bidding, and how to talk to provoke the appropriate responses

That is the sign of the truest friend. Here is a sample of Will’s kindness. He gave Rubinoff a giant pocket watch. Will had the poem below engraved on its back. Will also included his picture with Dave with the following inscription: “To the greatest fiddler in the world. Your Pal, Will Rogers 1932.” Rubinoff recited it at every single concert. The audience always loved it. Here are some paraphrases from the poem engraved on the watch case.

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

Now is the only time we own,
So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in “Tomorrow,”
For the Clock may then be still.

Robert H. Smith

 

Popular Concert With Rubinoff and His Violin

But it gets even better.  As a pianist, I invited him to the resort I was playing at. We gave an unforgettable concert together. Listen to it. Share it with friends. Experience American history as it was actually lived by this great American. He talks about his personal friendships Victor Herbert, John Phillip Sousa, President and Mrs Roosevelt, Will Rogers, President  Eisenhower, Irving Berlin……I  accompanied him at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House in Deposit, NY, The youtube video is called “Lost Concert Found” from 1984. You can even hear a thunderstorm in the background.

Ragtime enriches as it opens the doors to steady work.

Ragtime Enriches, Yes I Mean Money, Lots of It!

Ragtime Enriches Yes, I Mean Money, lots of it! And yes, it’s time to be happy again. Listen to some Scott Joplin, Charles Lamb, Eubie Blake, Tom Turpin, James Jesse Europe or  Luckyeth Roberts. Their music is as entertaining as their names. Eubie Blake said in  gracious tribute, “Joplin was the father of us all.” Ragtime is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918.[2] Its cardinal trait is its syncopated, or “ragged”, rhythm.[2] The style has its origins in African-American communities like St. Louis[3][4] years before being published as popular sheet music for piano.

Ragtime enriches making people happier and in my case wealthier.Scott Joplin is unquestionably the father of ragtime.

What brought about the return of ragtime after 1918? The movie called The Sting. The film is noted for its anachronistic use of ragtime, particularly the melody “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin, which was adapted (along with others by Joplin) for the movie by Marvin Hamlisch (and a top-ten chart single for Hamlisch when released as a single from the film’s soundtrack). The film’s success created a resurgence of interest in Joplin’s work.[4]

The Sting – Trailer – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN2hBOIXhBs

If Ragtime Enriches, What Did it Do for Me?

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A large outdoor marquee was posted at the one in Venice Fl. It said: Genuine Ragtime piano by David Ohrenstein.

The Scott family was attracted by the Kissin’ Cuzzins marquee that announced me playing ragtime piano. They own Scott’s Oquaga Lake House in the Catskills.  Its been in the family since 1869. The current  year was 1983. For my audition I had to play the Pineapple Rag perfectly for the  The Scotts.  They were so impressed that they invited our entire family up to New York for that summer. That started a long string of about 20 summer seasons in the Catskills. We got to live our lives like as it was in the 1930’s setting of The Sting. It was like we took a time machine to the past.  All loved it! It give rise to my book of poetry, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, available on the product page.

The kids grew up four months out of the year on Oquaga Lake

 

Hidden Heptagon is Found at the Great Pyramid of Egypt

Hidden Heptagon Found Attached to Great Pyramid’s Blueprint.

Hidden Heptagon  Can Be Attached to Great Pyramid’s Blueprint. Or, is it vice versa?  First, what is a heptagon?  In geometry, a heptagon is a seven-sided polygon or 7-gon. The heptagon is also occasionally referred to as the septagon, using “sept-” (an elision of septua-, a Latin-derived numerical prefix, rather than hepta-, a Greek-derived numerical prefix) together with the Greek suffix “-agon” meaning angle.

The featured picture is from my 1st volume, p.393, of The Staff of God. I worked many summer seasons at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House as their piano player. There, a spiritual presence made itself known. I was educated in the ways of the ancients. The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, was one of the results. It relates through quatrains with rhyme the character of this spirit. Here is a sample from the opening poem entitled The Oquaga Spirit:

What a communicator was she
This sprite both blithe and free.
So much she needed an ear,
She ignored my tranquility.

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The incomparable beauty of Oquaga Lake offers strong spiritual sensation for anyone.

NOW FOR THE HIDDEN HEPTAGON

 

Hidden heptagon was relayed at Soptt's Oquaga Lake House.
Scott’s Oquaga Lake House promises and delivers a new and beautiful dimension.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the best of my knowledge, I think I was one of the first to rediscover the hidden heptagon. Even more significant: I think the triangle of the Pyramid’s dimensions originally came from this hiding heptagon. Not the other way around. Every book I’ve seen previously has defined the triangle as giving birth to the Great Pyramid. This involved many geometrical constructions. Here’s the simpler way to draw its dimensions from the heptagon: Set your compass at point “C”, Mark its length AC. Mark point “D” from point “C”. Draw a straight line along ICBD. Connect lines for triangle CDA. You have the essential proportional measures of the Great Pyramid.

More blogs will be written on this topic. Here’s one application. Hebrew language has 3 “mother” letters. It also has 7 double letters. That is, letters with 2 distinct sounds.

  •  A 2nd heptagon can be drawn on the other side of the triangle (not pictured). It’s basic side is defined by line AC. It then extends to the left. The 1st heptagon is on the right.
  • The one mother that gives birth to the 2 heptagons wedged in the lower center between the 2 heptagons. .
  • With the Hebrew language, the 3 mother letters give birth to the 7 double letters. The diagram geometrically defines this pattern.

Possibility exists that I might go to the Lake House once more this summer. There I would recite poetry. Also I would offer expeditions to commune with the spirit, and play the piano.

L’image contient peut-être : ciel, arbre, crépuscule, plein air et nature
Every season has its beauty at Scott’s

 

Civilization in Atlantis had a race track for horses

Civilization and Music Have a Key Number – 660

Civilization Has a Key Number – Six Hundred and Sixty (660). It is mostly known  as the number of feet in a furlong.  In the featured picture distances for horses are usually marked by furlongs. A furlong is a measure of distance in imperial units and U.S. customary units equal to one-eighth of a mile, equivalent to 660 feet, 220 yards, 40 rods, or 10 chains. Six hundred and sixty also specifies a musical tone: Diatonic E in vibrations per second. Ancient instruments have been unearthed. We know how their tones vibrate.

In Civilization the Furlong and Farming Once Went Together With Racing Horses

Originally a furlong represented the distance that a team of oxen could plow a furrow (a long shallow trench in a field), on average, before they had to rest. This was also the length of an acre, which in Anglo-Saxon times was considered to be 40 × 4 rods (660 × 66 feet). A furlong appears to have been used as a horse racing measurement because in early days racing took place in fields next to ground that had been plowed. Therefore, the distance could be assessed quickly by comparing the racetrack with the number of furrows made in the neighboring plowed field.

Where Does Number 660 Stem From?

In its utter simplicity we find the ultimate complexity
660 lies hidden in the walls of the simplest number square- 3 x 3. This square is the mathematical crown jewel  of Neolithic cultures. 

660 appears in two prominent ways. I was shown this by an American Indian spirit around  Oquaga Lake. The poetry she spoke to me is below. When she made her introduction, our family was residing at Bluestone Farm.  It said: “If you wish to know the secrets of antiquity, erase the lines on this number square. Read them by three or two numbers  at the time. Do it as I will show you. At that time I was a full time pianist for the Scott family on Oquaga Lake

  • Horizontal totals: 49 + 61 = 110. Next, 94 + 16 =110. Second group: 35 + 75 =110. Reversed, 53 + 57 = 110. Third horizontal group: 81 + 29 =110. Reversed 18 + 92 =110. Total these 6 horizontal grouping = 660.
  • The same 660 can be reached  with the double digit vertical totals  when added in a similar manner.
Here I was enlightened concerning the 3 x 3 number square used in builiding in Neolithic times. It was a dramatic revelation given by the Oquaga Spirit.
Bluestone farm situated on Bluestone Mountain.

660 is a Prominent Feature of the 5 Platonic Solids

The hidden 660 also runs parallel to the 5 Platonic solids. The core number is “5”.   Of the solids, the tetrahedron has 4 faces. The cube has 6. An octahedron has 8 faces. The Dodecahedron has 12. The icosahedron has 20. Add them together by their squares: 4²  +  6²  +  8²  + 12²  + 20² = 660. If you studied the blogs, here is what becomes apparent: Neolithic priests knew the 3 x 3 number square as the stamping mill of the Universe.

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Tetrahedron {3, 3}Cube {4, 3}Octahedron {3, 4}Dodecahedron {5, 3}Icosahedron {3, 5}
χ = 2χ = 2χ = 2χ = 2χ = 2

 Most important for musicians

Characteristic numbers where converted into set musical tones. Our A-440 comes also  from this square. Add the perimeter two numbers at the time. Overlap them: 49 + 92 + 27  + 76 + 61 +18 + 83 + 34 = 440. Treating the numbers diagonally in the same way gives you the same total again. The ratio of the musical 5th for civilization is set out by this number square:
  • 660/440 = 3/2 which is a diatonic fifth.
  • 660 and 440 were made congruent with diatonic A and E by our ancestors.

Conclusion: Making our civilization harmonious was key to the founders of culture. The musical fifth is a “perfect” interval. Let us reinfuse our culture with “harmonious peace” as referred to  by the Oquaga Spirit:

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Magical Bluestone Rock Where the Lennie Lenape Dwelt

Magical Bluestone Rock from Bluestone Mountain

Magical Bluestone Rock from Bluestone Mountain at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. This is where: “The hills are alive with the sound of music”. The family has been keeping the music going 7 days/week. The Scotts have been called the Von Trapp family of the Catskills.

The Deposit, New York  variety of Bluestone only occurs around the Deposit New York. Bluestone in different varieties exist around the world. I discovered Bluestone Mountain Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. We lived at Blue Stone Farm during the Summer season. It is situated close to the foot of Oquaga Lake. The quarry actually extends down to the farm. Bluestone slabs were all around us.   At Scott’s I led hiking expeditions. We scaled Bluestone Mountain to the quarry. Slabs were actually cut, removed and stacked.  Many of my 266 blogs (and more to come) were inspired by an American Indian spirit. I sensed she was of the matriarchal Lennie Lenape tribe. This spirit enlightened me on Neolithic number squares and their hidden numerical codes. She also dictated  books of poetry.  The Oquaga Spirit Speaks is one of them.  It is currently available on DSOworks.com as a product. The rock was  prized  by my fellow hikers. Nobody left Scott’s without taking home a small rock.

Carn Menyn bluestones.These dolerite slabs, split by frost action, seem to be stacked ready for the taking and many have been removed over the centuries for use locally but it remains unresolved whether the Stonehenge bluestones were conveyed thence by human or glacial means.

Oquaga Lake is filled with magical bluestone rock
Children canoeing on spring fed Oquaga Lake. Atleast they are trying to without bumping into each other. Bluestone slabs also uderlie the lake.

The Poem About Magical Bluestone Mountain as Dictated by the Oquaga Spirit

A mountain of magical stone,
A giant wall of rock
Quarried in antiquity
To build a famous clock

Shaped into evolving circles
By which lunar cycles were timed;
And with it the arc of the Sun
Was harmonized in rhyme.

This mandala, wrought of bluestone,
A mystery yet it be;
Is called by the name Stonehenge
That so many still flock to see.

On such a mountain of bluestone dwell I
Next to Oquaga Lake’s shore.
With harmonious peace all around,
It seems like Stonehenge – at its core.

Oquaga Spirit Speaks

3 Measuring Rods of the Great Pyramid

Memory massage is accomplished through poetry

Staying Young: The Oquaga Spirit’s Advice

Staying Young: The Oquaga Spirit’s Advice. This spirit dwells around Oquaga Lake. Over 15 years it has communicated its wisdom to me. Her knowledge of Neolithic culture with its  priestly use of number squares is in the process of being posted on a new website. It is called Revivingantiquity.com. Currently it is under construction.  I, David, and Sharon with our creation of musicals, chamber music, opera, and works for symphonic orchestras and concert bands will stay on DSOworks.com  It all takes time- so please be patient. “Rome wasn’t built in a day” applies in this case. It is an adage attesting to the need for time to create great things. It is the usual English translation of a medieval French phrase, «Rome ne fu[t] pas faite toute en un jour», from the collection Li Proverbe au Vilain (published around 1190; reprinted here). The modern French form is «Rome ne s’est pas faite en un jour.»

The Oquaga Spirit Speaks About Staying Young in Her Poem, Never, Never Sit Still

Staying Young on Oquaga Lake According to the Oquaga Spirit.
The Beauty of Oquaga Lake as Viewed  from Scott’s Oquaga Lake House.

Never, Never Sit Still

Be like the wind to renew
Circulate and blow through.
Keeping in motion is youth’s potion.
Never, never sit still.

Air that sits in mass
Stifles and doesn’t pass.
It grows stale and makes one pale.
Never, never sit still.

The swamp decays
On stillborn days.
The stagnant calls for storm.

Keep the heart pumping!
Keep the mind thinking!
Never, never sit still!

For me, the Oquaga Spirit is very real. Everyone who goes to the lake can feel a special spiritual presence. This spirit chooses different ways to communicate with everyone. To most, she “radiates reassuring peace and sensations most sublime.” A few have tried to cross her. An example was a certain night watchman. He made quite a pest of himself. One evening he tumbled down a flight of stairs in Green Gables. He left a heel make over the bannister all the way down. It is still visible. The watchman literally crashed a party that was being held by a dance troup. He quit his job shortly afterwards, never to come back to Oquaga Lake.  Keep checking DSOworks.com for more stories about the spirit. Also soon, start to check out Revivingantiquity.com. A few posts are up.

 

 

Rubinoff loved American Indians and their stories

Employment and Advancement- Here’s Rubinoff’s Method

Employment and Advancement- Here’s the Rubinoff Method. During the Depression of the 1930’s Rubinoff was making a fortune.  “So what?” you ask. He was a violin player. I was fortunate to work with him for some 20 years as his personal arranger and accompanist. Below is a youtube connection of one of his last concerts. Its at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House in Deposit, New York. I’m at the piano. I was the piano player at Scotts for the season. His full stage name was Rubinoff and His Violin. His legal name was David Rubinoff. Rubinoff is featured in one of  a series of books entitled What Ever Became Of? I do not remember which book the article is in. In the article, he reputed to have made $500,000.00/year during the ’30’s by playing the violin and by other musical activites.

He received his biggest break not from an agent, but from Rudy Valllee. So who was Rudy Vallee? Rudy Vallée (July 28, 1901 – July 3, 1986) was an American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer.

He was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen idol type. In the words of a magazine writer in 1929, “At the microphone he is truly a romantic figure. Faultlessly attired in evening dress, he pours softly into the radio’s delicate ear a stream of mellifluous melody. He appears to be coaxing, pleading and at the same time adoring the invisible one to whom his song is attuned.”[1]

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 Rudy Vallee Lands Rubinoff Employment with ABC

In his memoirs Rubinoff states that Rudy Vallee often came to hear him play at the Paramount Theater. He greatly admired Rubinoff’s musicianship as a conductor and violinist. At one time Rudy had to turn a job down for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). He asked Rubinoff if he would like to be on the Chase and Sandborn Hour. Rudy had other contracts to fulfill. Rubinoff stated: ” Rudy Vallee introduced me to thousands of listeners who would never have heard of Rubinoff and His Violin. My fame grew thanks to Rudy.” Go to the front page of DSOworks.com. There is a real Find. Rubinoff and I give a concert. They thumbnail is entitled, Lost Concert is Found. Rubinoff plays at age 86. With this 45 minute concert he thrilled the audience at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. For business, Rubinoff stressed honesty in expression, immaculate appearance, and hard work. Individuals who loved his playing advanced him over agents. Even Frank Phillips of Phillips petroleum let Rubinoff choose any three paintings he wanted from his New York art museum!
Persevere until you learn the art of canoeing says the Oquaga Spirit.

Persevere is the Advice of the Oquaga Spirit

Persevere is the Advice of the Oquaga Spirit. To persevere is to persist in any undertaking in spite of any difficulty or obstacles. In the featured picture, the kids are challenged to master the art of rowing.  While I summered on Oquaga Lake, I was visited by a spirit. This  happened at Scotts Oquaga Lake House. I sensed she was from the Lennie Lenape tribe: A matriarchal tribe that also lived around the lake. On hikes she would dictate poetry. Today’s feature poem is called “Like a Mountain Be“. It is one of some 80 poems. These poems are assembled in a book entitled, “The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.” I modeled  the title after a classic by Black Elk entitled: “Black Elk Speaks.” My poetry is available as a product on DSOworks.com. On line it can be downloaded for $7.99. An autographed hard copy is $35.00 U.S. dollars. This includes postage. For those who have little extra money, Below I posted a 15 minute free reading. This is  at the entreaty of the Oquaga Spirit,. Also, I her poetry  do presentations for parties and conventions.

The lake is situated on a mountain top in the Catskill Mountains  overlooking Deposit, New York. When you are there, you feel as if  your troubles have disappeared. It has a healing effect that reminds me of the movie, Enchanted April. This  film is about the 15th-century Castello Brown in Portofino.  That is the location of  author von Arnim’s  novel.  The water is drinkable from the lake with minimal purification.

 

Persevere is the Advice of the Oquaga Spirit
Persevere.” Like a Mountain Be” is the poem given to me by an amazing spirit on Oquaga Lake. View is from Scott’s Oquaga Lake House.

Like a Mountain Be- A poem to persevere

It rained for many a day
Before the flood gates stopped.
Down came avalanches of water
From the mountain top.

For days after the deluge
The trickles turned to streams.
Streams gushed even harder
As water came down in reams.

At the top it murmered
At the bottom it roared
From barely audible sounds
To a might thundering sword.

To gain such momentum
From a mountain must you start;
For hills make only spills
On the plains the rain’s just art.

Build yourself daily.
Like a mountain be;
Adding to your substance
And your ability.

So when you make an imprint,
It comes down like a flood
And not just like a puddle
That stands on top of mud.

Keep checking for more poetry from my favorite spirit!

 

3 Measuring Rods of the Great Pyramid

News as Reported By the Oquaga Spirit

News as Reported by the Oquaga Spirit. A couple of hiking trails enclose the lake. The smaller just encloses the lake’s perimeters. The larger trail also makes a grand loop on Oquaga Lake Road.  It also encloses Scott”s Lookout Cookout.  On the trail you walk by virgin forest and countless raspberry and blueberry bushes. Two of Scotts golf courses touch the trail. At Lookout Cookout, while you dine on the mountain top to country music performed live by the Scott family, you can enjoy a bird’s eye few of the lake. The road encloses the lake and loops for about four and a half miles. This is home territory for the Oquaga Spirit. One day while walking and communing  with her, a gentleman ran past at a quick pace. As I traversed the road with pen and pad in hand,  I wrote the following rhyme at the entreaty of the spirit.

Mercury-Hermes Delivers News Quickly
Walking on the Loop Around Oquaga Lake, Mercury Hermes ran past.

News

Mercury-Hermes ran past
Wearing wing-tipped shoes.
I asked him why he hurried
He said he carried news.

And so it is with man
Who must be in the know.
News must trvel quickly.,
Or in the trash it goes.

He dashes to the station
Where it will be broadcast
At the speed of light
To regions remote and vast.

But I just take my time
Walking down the path.
Hermes carries statistics,
I enjoy nature’s math.

The Beauty of Oquaga Lake Places it High on the Desirable List

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Scott’s Oquaga Lake House is set up for another memorable wedding. The spirit loves weddings. The sign posted in the picture states: Two families ar becoming one. We ask that you choose a seat and not a side. The spirit, a female Indian from the Lennie Lenape, is a great peace maker. Please read the poetry posted as a product on the front page of DSOworks. If things are tight monetarily, as they are for most, just enjoy the poems blogs. Eventually I will blog about all of them.

 

oquaga spirit seems to really enjoy Halloween

Halloween, A Brightly Lit Moon and Black Cats Dashing By

Halloween, a brightly lit Moon and Black Cats Dashing By. Happy Halloween. Yes, the Oquaga Spirit seems to enjoy Halloween. The Spirit offered me a poem for my book entitled, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. I call it “Autumn’s Party”. I’ve memorized every poem in the book and daily practice their recitation. My goal is to one day tour the world reciting the poems of this spirit.  I sense she is  from the Lennie Lenape tribe. She would accompany me on my hikes around the mountains. Later I would recite the poems at the public libraries in the Catskills and on group hikes. It’s all part of a book of poetry that the spirit dictated to me over several years. At Scott’s Oquaga Lake House I was the pianist for their occasions for some 15 years, It was there I made the acquaintance of the spirit. The spirit dwells on and around Oquaga Lake located in the scenic Catskill Mountains.

The Oquaga Spirit hovers over the lOquaga Lake perched in the Catskill Mountains
This is the Home of the Scott Family since 1869- and, the Oquaga Spirit who “ignored my tranquility” as she dictated her poems. Above, from right to left are Michael, Scotty (patriarch), Gary, Michelle, Patty and  majestic matriarch, Doris. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

It Must Be Halloween!

Memorizing poetry is  good for the mind. These poems also offer therapy. They have the ability to keep you happy even in these difficult times. It that way, it seems like the spirit’s poems have a healing quality. They are available on DSOworks.com as a product quite inexpensively.  If you are short on funds, be patient. Eventually they will all  be posted and blogged about, one at the time, for free!

The orange in the water is one of the colors used for the banner of Halloween
Oquaga Lake at sundown: “The Lake is like a kaleidoscope whose colors constantly change.”

Autumn’s Party

Autumn’s throwing a party
On a massive scale
With acorns, squash and pumpkins
Wine cider and ale.

Everyone’s preparing-
For that special night-
Ghosts, goblins, witches,
Things that cause a fright.

But, on the darkened evening
In the air is there’s glee,
As children don their costumes
Making revelry.

“Trick or treat’s” the cry
That fills the night time air.
And when you open your doors,
At devils and demons do you stare.

“Boo!” yells a ghost
Barely three feet tall.
“Careful,” you reply
“Or down the stairs you’ll fall.”

The barren, eerie trees
Against a brightly lit Moon…
Back cats dashing by
As overhead bats swoon.

Water a scary party,
Delight in fright it seems.
Orange and black banners?
It must be Halloween!

Make the Oquaga spirit be with you; and, Happy Halloween!   -David.