Poems and other things for Samhain

It’s almost that time of year! Samhain is just around the corner and while most people will be celebrating Hallowe’en with costumes and candy, I will do my Honouring the Dead ritual. For those of you who are looking for symbols and ideas, I did a few blog posts last year on preparing for Samhain.






Here is my Honouring the Dead ritual:



This year I want to add something new to this. I did a Google search and found thirteen spooky poems that you can read for Samhain, or Hallowe’en. Thanks to About.com Pagan/Wicca for the list.

1. The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe


2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allen Poe.


3. Tam Lin, (Scottish ballad)


4. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge


5. Halloween, Robert Burns


6. Witches Spell from Macbeth, William Shakespeare


7. It’s Halloween!, Jack Prelutsky


8. Ghost House, Robert Frost


9. Darkness, Lord Byron


10. A Lament, Percy Bysshe Shelley


11. Because I Could Not Stop For Death, Emily Dickinson


12. The Apparition, John Donne,


13. The Little Ghost, Edna St. Vincent Millay


Are there any poems that bring our images of Hallowe’en for you?


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

2 Responses to Poems and other things for Samhain

  1. The witches in Macbeth left an impression on me since high school.

    • You know, the only time I’ve seen that scene played out, is when it’s spoofed in something. I’m not a big Shakespeare fan. I’ve tried to read his works but for me, it’s too hard.

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