Halloween, A Theme In Verse
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Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this volume we look through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a guide to the day—and night—of Halloween. A time of Witches, Ghouls and Hauntings and all kinds of scary things that come out the evening before All Saints Day. Many of us remember that feeling from childhood when an adult or even our friends would tell us scary stories of things that go bump in the night. It was a time to scare and be scared and no matter how terrifying the stories were it was a good feeling punctuated by yelps and laughs. Halloween is now firmly established in the Calendar as a favourite; to go trick or treating and an excuse for kids everywhere to dress up in outlandish attire and collect vast quantities of sweets. Equally adults everywhere are prone to switch off the lights and pretend to be out! In our collection the poems show that words have been used to enthral and suggest dark mysterious forces beyond our control for quite some time. In fact all the way back to Celtic festivals and Christian rituals. With authors of the ability of Keats, Poe, Byron & Shakespeare, to nourish these primeval fears the poems have an unsettling nature as all bad things should!
Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among the readers are Gideon Wagner and Ghizela Rowe.