Poetry for Halloween


Poetry often feels inaccessible to people who aren’t literature majors. Sure, there’s always Shel Silverstein or Dr. Seuss, but hopefully children’s experiences with poetry don’t end there. Theme poetry often seems an easier way to ease readers who may be reluctant into poetry, and the following are an assortment of seasonal poems that will thrill you with Halloween terror.

Field of Skulls by Mary Karr

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

The Haunted Oak by Paul Laurence Dunbar

A Ballad: The Lake of the Dismal Swamp by Thomas Moore

Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

Halloween Party by Kenn Nesbitt

Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg

Song of the Witches by William Shakespeare

Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning

Wedding Dress by Michael Waters

What are some of your favorite Halloween poems?

Happy Halloween, from all of us at Tutor Doctor WNY!

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