Oviparous means laying eggs, more or less. I’ll let you look up tailor. The mind of Mr. Beddoes was always on overdrive–before overdrive existed. Somebody should write a movie based on this poem. Find more gothic poetry, fiction and history on HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. You can also find the Haunt on Facebook. Google+. and Twitter @HalloweenHaunt.
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“Classic Horror 1” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
“Scarecrows” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show”
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