“The Oviparous Tailor” by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

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.

Read along on Phantom Wooer: The Thomas Lovell Beddoes Website.


Classic Horror 1” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Scarecrows” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show”
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Two More from Thomas Lovell Beddoes

We return to the troubled mind of T.L. Beddoes with two more poems: “Song on the Water”and “A Lament.” Tell us your favorite poet on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, or at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

Some music:

“Relent” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“Dirge and Hymneal” by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

I’ve missed Thomas Lovell Beddoes, so here is another poem from the gothic master. If there are any authors you would like to hear in the Haunt, please tell us at at Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, or on our Facebook page, or HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

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“A New Morning” by Persona (from MacJams.com)

“Misery” by Six-Nail-Coffin (Adam John Prawlocki) (from MacJams.com)

“The Serpent Mound” by Laura Sullivan from “Mystical America” (Sentient Spirit Records)
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Two from Thomas Lovell Beddoes

We again descend into the dark mind of Mr. Beddoes with two poems: “To Night” and “Voices in the Air.” Share your favorite at Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and on HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

Read “To Night” or “Voices in the Air” yourself.

Learn about, and perhaps join, the Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society.

Background music:

“Femme” by the Tempest Brothers

“Wounded” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Serpentine Trek” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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A Snippet from “Death’s Jest-Book” by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Mister Beddoes was not known for his jocularity, but he seemed to be in a good mood when he wrote these lines for his play-in-verse, Death’s Jest-Book. More can be found at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter @HalloweenHaunt.

Read the snippet from Beddoes’s unofficial “fan club,” PhantomWooer.org.

Read Death’s Jest-Book in its entirety.


Nocturne by Ekho (from GarageBand.com)

“Classic Horror 2” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“The Ghosts’ Moonshine” by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

We return to Mr. Beddoes, again for a sort of love poem.  If you have any poems or stories you would like to share, or if you would like to read a version of the poem yourself (different books changed a word or two, believe it or not), do it at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

Music includes:

“Ghosts LoveTheme” by Darius Holbert (from GarageBand.com)

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“The Old Ghost,” A Poem by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Thomas Lovell Beddoes had an outlook on life perfect for Halloween.  He was obsessed with death.  Enjoy a bit of culture in the Halloween Haunt, and let us know what poem or story you would like to hear at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

Read the poem yourself and learn more about Mr. Beddoes at PhantomWooer.org.

The music:

“Remains of the Past” by Grigor Iliev

“Tempest (de havilland vampire)” by the Brothers Femme

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Thomas Lovell Beddoes’ Poem, “The Phantom-Wooer”

The moon is making me feel romantic, so I present a poem by Thomas Lovell Beddoes entitled, “The Phantom-Wooer.” Full shownotes at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com, and please let us know if this made you feel romantic.

To find out more about the sad life of Mr. Beddoes, please check the Literary Gothic.

I found this poem in this book.


Gargoyle” by Sean Timms (from GarageBand.com)

Tempest” by the Brothers Femme

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Thomas Lovell Beddoes’ “Dream of Dying”

More poetry, this time from the dark and twisted mind of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, a favorite gothic poet. It makes us feel simply horrible. Please tell us how this poem affects you at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

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