Halloween poems for adults

Halloween poems for adults


For many, the spirit of Halloween is best captured in the timeless stories and legends we relive each year. Halloween poems for adults As the fateful day approaches, we’ve compiled a list of our 13 favorite spooky poems.  While each can be enjoyed alone (if you’re brave enough!), these poems are even spookier when read aloud. We’ve collected our favorite excerpts from these poems, but reading the poem in its entirety is definitely worth your while. So turn out the lights, gather around the fireplace, and try not to get too scared.

Halloween poems for adults

An evil creature in the twilight looping,

Flapped blindly in his face.  Beating it off,

He screeched in terror, and strightway something clambered

Heavil from an oak, and dropped, bent double,

To shamble at him zigzag, squat and bestial.

Halloween poems for adults

Headlong he charges down the wood, and falls

With roaring brain–agonidy–the snap’t spark–

And blots of green and purple in his eyes.

Then the slow fingers groping on his neck,

And at his hear the strangling clasp of death.

Halloween poems for adults

“A Child’s Nightmare” by Robert Graves

Through long nursery nights he stood
By my bed unwearying,
Loomed gigantic, formless, queer,
Purring in my haunted ear
That same hideous nightmare thing,
Talking, as he lapped my blood,
In a voice cruel and flat,
Saying for ever, “Cat! … Cat! … Cat!…”

Halloween poems for adults

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