“The Listeners” by Walter de la Mare

A haunting poem about those you can’t see but are always listening. No, not the Feds. Find the Haunt on Facebook and Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt . More poetry can be found at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read along with the poem at New Forest Centre. Scroll down.

Music:

“Remains from the Past” by Grigor Iliev (from Soundclick.com)

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

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Ambrose Bierce’s “A Cold Greeting”

Friendship can be a strange thing. What happens when it seems that a friendship…dies? You can be my friend, especially on the social media, like Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt and on Facebook, where I confess I only have a page you can like, not “friend” me. But we can pretend, right? Hear more gothic fiction from Ambrose Bierce and more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read along at Legends of America.

Music:

“Remains from the Past” by Grigor Iliev (from Soundclick.com)

“The Dance of Halloween” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

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“Haunted” and “The Raven’s Tomb” by Walter de la Mare

Our first poems from Walter de la Mare are clearly spooky, just look at the titles. Much more poetry, stories and other Halloween frightfulness at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. That’s also where you can help keep the Halloween Haunt online. Find other angles of the Haunt on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and on our Facebook page.

Read along if you’d like, “The Haunted” and “The Raven’s Tomb”. Much more poetry can be found at Public-Domain-Poetry.com.

Music:

Nocturne by Ekho

“Quinn’s Song: A New Man” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“The Pyre” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson

It’s hard to believe, but I have never featured this great poet in the Haunt. I remedy this with a lovely ditty about heading into the afterlife. See you on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and Google+. Tell me what poems and stories you want to hear at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read along and find more poetry at Poets.org.

Music:

“Nervous” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Two Souls in the Darkness” by Tony Longworth from “Dead In Love original soundtrack”
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“The City in the Sea” by Edgar Allan Poe

It’s not the land of Aquaman or Sub-Mariner. This city in the sea is decidedly morbid. Enjoy. Tell us your favorite Poe, and possibly find it at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Make sure you circle our Google+ page, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt.

Read the classic for yourself at EAPoe.org.

Music:

“Nervous” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Relent” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“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.

Music:

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

“Scarecrows” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show”
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“Staley Fleming’s Hallucination” by Ambrose Bierce

Our friend Ambrose Bierce has another tale of the weird. Pass along your thoughts and favorite authors/pieces at  HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Don’t forget our Twitter feed @HalloweenHaunt and our Facebook page.

Read the story yourself here.

Music:

“Lasting Hope” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“The Mad Scientist” by David Chochoi (from Soundclick.com)

“Pale Rider” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“65. Piano Darkation” by tschai (from Soundclick.com)

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