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Monday, 22 October 2012

Spooky Poems ~ Poetry Project

This month's topic for The Poetry Project is Spooky Poetry From classic Edgar Allen poetry to contemporary spooky poetry the choice is yours!
While I actually wrote my own horror poem  recently, after watching a TV documentary, I'm not really all that familiar with spooky poems and so had to research this topic.

I have chosen the classical poet Robert Herrick and his poem The Hag, which beautifully crafts the weather and flora of the autumn season into the creepy theme.





There is also Tim Burton's more contemporary Halloween poem


It was late one fall in Halloweenland,
and the air had quite a chill.
Against the moon a skeleton sat,
alone upon a hill.
He was tall and thin with a bat bow tie;
Jack Skellington was his name.
He was tired and bored in Halloweenland



Do you write or read Spooky poetry. Can you recommend any really great finds? 
Links to other particpants:

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Come sit by the Hearth -Aren't we all haunted . . .
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Simple Clockwork
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