Two poems from the great Emily Dickinson. You might want to have something funny ready for when you’re done. Thank you for giving to the TheHalloweenHaunt.com you’re helping to keep the show going. Scroll down, look to the left if you want to give. Follow the Haunt Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and Facebook (like us, too).
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.
Witches as evil hags wasn’t a new idea at the time, but this play may be the reason that’s the first thing we think of when we think of witches. Find lots of Halloween info on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook. and Google+. And at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is another poem that feels right this time of year, by the inimitable Edgar Allan Poe. It was published in 1827. Please let us know what poems and stories you would like to hear at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.
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.
Some feel the poem by Mr. Poe speaks to the universal situation of man. We feel it’s another frightening glimpse into a deep, dark mind that only Edgar Allan Poe could really understand. But it’s fun to try. The poem was first published in 1845. We would love for you to worm your way over to HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com, and let us know what you think.
We descend again into the deeply dark mind of Edgar Allan Poe, as he describes “The Haunted Palace” as only he can. Poe’s mind is a twisted place no one should have to go…but we love to dally there voluntarily. Please illuminate your dark mind at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.