Haunted Houses

All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the door-way, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.

Excerpt from: Haunted Houses, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1858

Happy Halloween!!


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8 Responses

  1. Melanie says:

    Have a very spooky Halloween!! Eat some extra candy bars today!!

  2. Tina says:

    Spooky! Ohhhhhh…..cool house.

  3. Jeannelle says:

    Perfect photo work and poem for Halloween!

  4. Doe of Mi. says:

    So perfect – The photo is beautiful and the poem sure makes it come “alive”!

  5. I like the poem! Perfect photo for this!

  6. Peggy says:

    Great post! Really like the poem and the photo!

  7. K says:

    Thank you! The picture added to the poem so much.

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