Wax Poetic This Halloween

Though Halloween has many traditions—longstanding or lost—it has always been an evening for the undead. Poets.org is helping people celebrate this holiday with a bit of literary style. Featuring poetry-inspired haunted houses, costume ideas, and Halloween poems, it’s a fun way to get in the spirit while learning about poetry. Also just in time for Halloween, John De Lancie has produced an up-close reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, which can be seen here.  Enjoy a little poetry this holiday weekend! After all,  

You heap the logs and try to fill

The little room with words and cheer,

But silent feet are on the hill,

Across the window veiled eyes peer.

   —All Souls’ Night, 1917 by Hortense King Flexner

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