The Prairie Battlements By Vachel Lindsay

(To Edgar Lee Masters, with great respect.) Here upon the prairie Is our ancestral hall. Agate is the dome, Cornelian the wall. Ghouls are in the cellar, But fays upon the stairs. And here lived old King Silver Dreams, Always at his prayers. Here lived grey Queen Silver Dreams, Always singing psalms, And haughty Grandma […]

Ghoul Care By Ralph Hodgson

Sour fiend, go home and tell the Pit For once you met your master, – A man who carried in his soul Three charms against disaster, The Devil and disaster. Away, away, and tell the tale And start your whelps a-whining, Say ‘In the greenwood of his soul A lizard’s eye was shining, A little […]

The Dead Man’s Hate By Robert Ervin

They hanged John Farrel in the dawn amid the marketplace; At dusk came Adam Brand to him and spat upon his face. “Ho neighbors all,” spake Adam Brand “see ye John Farrel’s fate! ‘Tis proven here a hempen noose is stronger than man’s hate! For heard ye not John Farrel’s vow to be avenged upon […]

The Poor Ghost By Christina Georgina Rossetti

“Oh whence do you come, my dear friend, to me With your golden hair all fallen below your knee And your face as white as snowdrops on the lea And your voice as hollow as the hollow sea?” “From the other world I come back to you My locks are uncurled with dripping drenching dew. […]

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Dshamilja Roshani - Death And Beginnings

The Lake Of Dismal Swamp By Thomas Moore

“They made her a grave, too cold and damp For a soul so warm and true; And she’s gone to the Lake of the Dismal Swamp Where, all night long, by a fire-fly lamp She paddles her white canoe.” “And her fire-fly lamp I soon shall see And her paddle I soon shall hear; Long […]

The fairies By William Allingham

Up the airy mountain Down the rushy glen We daren’t go a-hunting For fear of little men; Wee folk, good folk Trooping all together; Green jacket, red cap And white owl’s feather! Down along the rocky shore Some make their home They live on crispy pancakes Of yellow tide-foam; Some in the reeds Of the […]

From The Haunted Wood By Isaac McLellan

It is said that the Spirits of buried men Oft come to this wicked world again; That the churchyard turf is often trod By the unlaid tenants of tomb and sod. That the midnight sea itself is swept By those who have long beneath it slept. And they say of this old, mossy wood Whose […]

The Haunted Oak By Paul Laurence Dunbar

Pray why are you so bare, so bare Oh, bough of the old oak-tree; And why, when I go through the shade you throw Runs a shudder over me? My leaves were green as the best, I trow And sap ran free in my veins But I saw in the moonlight dim and weird A […]

The Apparition By John Donne

When by thy scorn, O murd’ress, I am dead And that thou think’st thee free From all solicitation from me Then shall my ghost come to thy bed And thee, feign’d vestal, in worse arms shall see; Then thy sick taper will begin to wink And he, whose thou art then, being tir’d before Will, […]

The Ghost By Richard Jones

I I live in a house with no windows a black curtain hangs on my door. The voices of conscience torment me I live in a room with no floor. II There’s dirt in the corner I can’t see there’s water that runs down the wall. There’re mice in the attic above me and rats […]