Category Archives: Eerie Tales and Poems

Halloween Song: A poem for National Poetry Day

Halloween Song  by Marjorie Barrows Published in The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies (1951) Three little witches Pranced in the garden, Three little witches Danced from the moon; One wore a wishing hat, One held a pussy cat, … Continue reading

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Three paranormal encounters: true ghost stories!

Mark Apsolon’s YouTube channel is an informative “how to” resource for video-making.  In addition to his how-to videos, Mark likes to post “paranormal” experience videos.  All of them are tremendously popular, and there is lots of debate about whether the … Continue reading

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Ideas for a Fun, Pandemic-Safe Halloween

Celebrating Halloween while remaining safer at home? Here are some ideas. No-Risk or Low-Risk Halloween Fun Start the day with pumpkin spice coffee or make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast. Decorate your home inside and/or out with lights and spooky decorations. … Continue reading

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Black and Gold: A Halloween poem for National Poetry Day

This is a Halloween poem I learned as a school girl. Actually, it was taught to me as a song by my music teacher, Mrs. C. I loved singing it. But it really is a poem by Nancy Byrd Turner … Continue reading

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, audio version

I imagine most of us know the Disney cartoon based on this famous story by Washington Irving, but have you ever read or listened to the original version? The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story that was published … Continue reading

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Feathertop – the classic story of a pumpkin-headed scarecrow

I am delighted to share this story with you that I have just discovered myself. Perhaps you know it! Feathertop is a short story by the American author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of Rip Van Winkle and The Scarlet Letter. It … Continue reading

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Comic Epitaphs from the Very Best Old Graveyards

This is a sweet, old slim volume from Peter Pauper Press.  Here are a few selections: For a dentist: Stranger tread This ground with gravity Dentist Brown is filling His last cavity On a music teacher: Stephen and Time Are … Continue reading

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