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Halloween Poems

A collection of classic spooky poems for All Hallows’ Eve

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Here’s a selection of classic poems about ghosts, goblins and spirits for All Hallows’ Eve, the night when the division between earthly reality and the spirit world vanishes:

And there’s more: a contemporary Halloween poem from our 9/11 anthology, Poems After the Attack: Another contemporary Halloween poem from our archive of InterBoard Poetry Competition winners: And from other About.com sites, more Halloween lit:
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
    Totentanz” (in German, with its English translation, “Dance of Death,” trans. Edgar Alfred Bowring)

  • Halloween reading,
    from ClassicLiterature.about.com

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