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Happy Halloween, Day 21

Link of the Day: A Grave Affair Books (A selection of books and other materials about gravestones, graveyards, epitaphs, mourning & funeral customs of other times, and related topics.)

Literature of the Day: I hope you enjoy this very spooky poem.

"The Phantom-Wooer"
By Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849)

A ghost, that loved a lady fair,
Ever in the starry air
Of midnight at her pillow stood;
And, with a sweetness skies above
The luring words of human love,
Her soul the phantom wooed.
Sweet and sweet is their poisoned note,
The little snakes of silver throat,
In mossy skulls that nest and lie,
Ever singing, "Die, oh! die."

Young soul put off your flesh,
and come With me into the quiet tomb,
Our bed is lovely, dark and sweet;
The earth will swing us, as she goes,
Beneath our coverlid of snows,
And the warm leaden sheet.
Dear and dear is their poisoned note,
The little snakes of silver throat,
In mossy skulls that nest and lie,
Ever singing, "Die, oh! die."

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