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!