Scary Poems

 

Halloween Poems, Classic Spooky Poetry, and More!

 

The following "dark", scary poems and Halloween poems aren't really that scary - just a little dark in nature, perhaps even a little creepy! Some include our favorite monsters: the vampire, the witch and ghosts. They are written by some of the best poets of all time.  Enjoy!


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Dark & Scary Poems
for All

 

The Apparition

John Donne

 

A Dream Within a Dream

Edgar Allan Poe

 

Because I Could Not Stop For Death

Emily Dickinson

 

The Bells

Edgar Allan Poe

 

the Cambridge ladies who

live in furnished souls

e.e. cummings

 

Dreamland

Edgar Allan Poe

 

Ghost House

Robert Frost

 

The Ghost of a Flower

Anonymous

 

Halloween

Robert Burns

 

The Haunted Oak

Paul Laurence Dunbar

 

The Haunted Palace

Edgar Allan Poe

 

The Hollow Man

T.S. Eliot

 

The Lake

Edgar Allan Poe

 

Leonainie

James Whitcomb Riley

 

Proverbs of Hell

William Blake

 

The Pumpkin

John Greenleaf Whittier

 

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe

 

Silence

Edgar Allan Poe

 

Three Witches from Macbeth

William Shakespeare

 

The Vampire

Rudyard Kipling

 

The Witch

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

 

Witch-Wife

Edna St. Vincent Millay
 

The Wolf's Postscript to

'Little Red Riding Hood'

Agha Shahid Ali

 

Halloween & Scary Poems for Children

 

An October Night

Charles Audette

 

Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate

Anonymous

 

Fraidie Cat

Clinton Scollard

 

Ghosts

Fannie Stearns Davis

 

The Ghost of the Murderer's Hut
Andrew Barton Paterson

 

Hallowe'en

John Kendrick Bangs

 

Halloween

Joel Benton

 

Haunted House

Jack Prelutsky

 

The Hellbound Train Anonymous

 

The Hearse Song

Traditional Children's Rhyme

 

Jack-O-Lantern

Anonymous

 

The Little Ghost

Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

The Little Green Orchard Walter de La Mare

 

Making Jack O' Lanterns

Anonymous

 

The Night Wind

Eugene Field

 

The Nine Little Goblins

James Whitcomb Riley

 

Once Upon a Time

James W. Foley

 

The only Ghost I ever saw

Emily Dickinson

 

Only Naughty Children See Spooks on Halloween

Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.

 

The Spider and the Fly

Mary Howitt

 

The Scariest Thing

Mairi Tereas Gallagher

 

The Twelve Days of Halloween

Anonymous

 

Walk Into My Parlor

Mary Howitt

 

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