All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The haunted phantoms on their errands glide
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.
We meet them at the doorway, on the stair
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions upon the air,
a sense of something moving to and fro.
There are more guests at the table than the hosts
invited; the illuminated hall
is thronged with quiet inoffensive ghosts
As silent as the pictures on the wall.
The stranger at my fireside cannot see
The forms I see, nor hear the sounds I hear;
He but perceives what is; while unto me
All that has been is visible and clear.
We have no title or deeds to house or lands,
Owners and occupants of earlier dates
From graves forgotten stretch their dusty hands,
And hold in mortmain still their old estates.
The spirit-world around this world of sense
Floats like an atmosphere and everywhere
Wafts through these earthly mists and vapors dense
A vital breath of more ethereal air.
And as the moon from some dark gate of cloud
Throws o’er the sea a floating bridge of light,
Across whose trembling planks our fancies crowd
Into the realm of mystery and night.
So from the word of spirits there descends
A bridge of light, connecting it with this,
O’er whose unsteady floor, that sways and bends.
wander our thoughts above the dark abyss.
(passages from) Haunted House
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1858)
The Everyday Home is proud to present its
Halloween Mantel for
The All Things Home Halloween Tour
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next few days. This Saturday, please join me and five
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No-Sew Showcase: Halloween Edition.
I will show you the scary details of how I created the
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