Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
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Halloween Countdown, Day 18


Happy birthday to witchcat07, and best wishes for many happy returns of the day!

* Thanks to everyone who took part in my poll about the greatest star of classic horror cinema. At the time of this posting, the results are as follows:
First Place:Vincent Price
Second Place: Christopher Lee
Third Place: Boris Karloff

* Check out ExtremePumpkins.com for pumpkin carving at its wildest! Make sure to check out the galleries of past contest winners. They are amazing.


Spooky Text of the Day: Today's eerie text is the poem "Athulf’s Death Song" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849).

A cypress-bough, and a rose-wreath sweet
A wedding-robe, and a winding-sheet,
A bridal-bed and a bier.
Thine be the kisses, maid,
And smiling Love's alarms;
And thou, pale youth, be laid
In the grave's cold arms.
Each in his own charms,
Death and Hymen both are here;
So up with scythe and torch,
And to the old church porch,
While all the bells ring clear:
And rosy, rosy the bed shall bloom,
And earthy, earthy heap up the tomb.

Now tremble dimples on your cheek,
Sweet be your lips to taste and speak,
For he who kisses is near:
By her the bridegod fair,
In youthful power and force;
By him the grizard bare,
Pale knight on a pale horse,
To woo him to a corpse.
Death and Hymen both are here;
So up with scythe and torch,
And to the old church porch,
While all the bells ring clear:
And rosy, rosy the bed shall bloom,
And earthy, earthy heap up the tomb.

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