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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“What the Moon Brings” by H. P. Lovecraft

We delve into the fantastically frightening, with a dreadfully influential author of odd, H. P. Lovecraft. What’s your favorite Lovecraft story? Let us know on Facebook, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

If you want to read the story for yourself, Wikisource has you covered.

Background:

“Parle Moi” by Day OFF (from Garageband.com)

“Zona de Truenos” by Hollywood Haunts from “Halloween – El DÃ�a Del Muerto!” (INTROSOUND)
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“Alchemist’s Tower” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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

“Ghostpocalypse – 7” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Final Count” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“The Vampiress” by Lord Lytton

We begin this season with a chilling poem by Lord Lytton, an exceedingly popular British author and poet. Tell us what your favorite poem or story is at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and on Facebook.

If you would like to read “The Vampiress,” you can. Be careful, though, there is a picture of a vampiress that resembles Vampirella.

Learn more about Lord Lytton from Wikipedia.com.

Background Music:

“Wounded” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Death by Guillotine” by DJ Daddio

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“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Presented in its entirety, this is the longest episode so far from the Halloween Haunt. Thank you for pushing me to do it, Natalie. Let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

For your own reading, you can turn to The Poe Museum, which is in Richmond, VA.

Mr. Poe was finally given a proper funeral, 16o years after his death. I meant to do an episode on it. I may, still, next year.

Music includes:

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

“Prayers for the Dying” by Chamber of Sorrows (from Soundclick.com)

“Gagool” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Depression” by Twilight Productions

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“The Haunted Beach” by Mary Darby Robinson

There were so many great women Gothic writers, that it is about time that we present a piece from one: Mary Darby Robinson. This one will work in summer, too, when you need a little dreariness. Please share your favorite poems and stories at our Facebook page or Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and of course, HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

The University of Pennsylvania provided the text and has a nice biography of Ms. Robinson.

Music:

Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” by classicala (from Soundclick.com)

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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.

Music:

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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