As today is National Poetry Day, I'd like to share
fragments of haunting, ghostly poetry with you.
They're perfect for this time of year, too,
with Halloween fast approaching...
The Ghost, by Henry Lawson
Down the street as I was drifting,
With the city's human tide,
Came a ghost and for a moment,
Walked in silence at my side.
Now my heart was hard and bitter,
And a bitter spirit, he,
So I felt no great aversion,
To his ghostly company.
You can find the poem in its entirety, right HERE.
Ghost House, by Robert Frost
I dwell in a lonely house I know,
That vanished many a Summer ago,
And left no trace but the cellar walls,
And a cellar in which the daylight falls,
And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow.
You can find the entire poem, HERE.
The Poor Ghost, by Christina 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,
You know the old, whilst I know the new;
But tomorrow you shall know this too."
Read the full poem HERE.
Our Little Ghost, by Louisa May Alcott
Oft, in the silence of the night,
When the lonely moon rides high,
When wintry winds are whistling,
And we hear the owl's shrill cry,
In the quiet, dusky chamber,
By the flickering firelight,
Rising up between two sleepers,
Comes a spirit all in white.
Read the full poem, HERE.
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