“The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Perhaps the most disturbing poem ever presented in the Halloween Haunt, it unsettles on several levels. Find more stories and poems at  TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Like the Halloween Haunt on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and put me in a Google+ circle.

Read the poem for yourself at ThingsThatGoBoo.

Music:

“Measured Paces,” “Despair and Triumph,” and “Interloper” by Kevin McLeod (from Incompetech.com).

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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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“The Sleeper” by Edgar Allan Poe

Perhaps his favorite poem, we delve into the mournful mind of Mr. Poe.  Much more Poe can be found on HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Circle the Haunt on Google+, follow the Haunt on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and (sigh) like us on Facebook.

Read the classic for yourself at EAPoe.org.

Music:

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

“Rites” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee”

On the anniversary of his death, we return to the dark mind of Mr. Poe with his final completed poem before he died. It was released posthumously.  Our Google+ page,  Facebook and Twitter @HalloweenHaunt are a few places you can find me. And many poems and stories are waiting for you at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

Read the poem for yourself at Poets.org.

Music:

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

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

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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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Music:

“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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