Halloween thoughts and poems

Halloween witches festival night
Halloween witches festival night

What the dead had no speech for, when living, They can tell you, being dead: the communication Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks in their head? The worm. What speaks from their mouth? The toad. What sees from their eye? The snake. What hears with their ear? The abyss between the stars. They sift the human storm for souls, eat flesh of reason, fill tombs with sinners. They frenzy forth… Such are the autumn people.
Ray Bradbury

But that’s what makes it so fun! Life is scary. So why wouldn’t we enjoy and make fun of that fear? It’s like life is trying to makes us fear it, and on this day we just mock its attempts and say ‘no, not today, today I’m not scared of anything you throw at me’.
Patricia Morais

The Harvest Moon glows round and bold, In pumpkin shades outlined in gold, Illuminating eerie forms, Unnatural as a candied corn. Beware what dare crawls up your sleeve, For ‘tis the night called Hallows Eve.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Halloween Magick Pumkins
Halloween Magick Pumkins

Treats and tricks.
Witch broomsticks.
Jack-o-lanterns
Lick their lips.

Crows and cats.
Vampire bats.
Capes and fangs
And pointed hats.

Werewolves howl.
Phantoms prowl.
Halloween’s
Upon us now.

Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Cute Halloween Vintage Postcard
Cute Halloween Vintage Postcard

It’s Halloween,
The night we all play,
Trick or treat,
We won’t go away.
Be we ghoul or goblin, ghost,
We’ll knock on your door,
To see who scares you the most.
But cringe not in fear,
Or cry out in pain,
Cause it’s only a game,
Oh, what a shame.
But don’t despair,
In the cold night air,
Because we’ll be back,
And then you’ll be scared!
But not just one,
Or even two.
And so we bid you,
A sweet adieu.”

Anthony T.Hincks

Halloween Haunted Night House
Halloween Haunted Night House

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.
Emily Dickinson

The jack-o-lantern follows me with tapered, glowing eyes.
His yellow teeth grin evily. His cackle I despise.
But I shall have the final laugh when Halloween is through.
This pumpkin king I’ll split in half to make a pie for two.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Halloween shadows played upon the walls of the houses. In the sky the Halloween moon raced in and out of the clouds. The Halloween wind was blowing, not a blasting of wind but a right-sized swelling, falling, and gushing of wind. It was a lovely and exciting night, exactly the kind of night Halloween should be.”
Eleanor Estes, The Witch Family

Halloween Special Vintage Witch with her cat
Halloween Special Vintage Witch with her cat

‘Tis the night — the night
Of the grave’s delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they — it is they.

Arthur Cleveland Coxe

A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe’en!

Unknown Author


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