The following poems about Halloween—or featuring ghosts, pumpkins, and the paranormal—are appropriate for young people.

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Hallowe’en” by Joel Benton
Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite …

Ghosts and Fashion” by Elaine Equi
Although it no longer has a body...

The Demiurge’s Laugh” by Robert Frost
It was far in the sameness of the wood...

Hallowe'en Charm” by Arthur Guiterman
Fern seed, hemp seed, water of the well, 

Ghost Music” by Robert Graves
Gloomy and bare the organ-loft...

Haunted Houses” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All houses wherein men have lived and died …

Mr. Macklin’s Jack O’Lantern” by David McCord
Mr. Macklin takes his knife ...

Shadwell Stair” by Wilfred Owen
I am the ghost of Shadwell Stair...

The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary …

Theme in Yellow” by Carl Sandburg
I spot the hills …

Dusk in Autumn” by Sara Teasdale
The moon is like a scimitar …

To Live in the Zombie Apocalypse” by Burlee Vang
The moon will shine for God …

Black Cat” by Rainer Maria Rilke 
A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place ...

Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I [Round about the cauldron go]” by William Shakespeare 
The three witches, casting a spell

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