ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Creatures of Fright: Ghost Art, Halloween Poems and Ghost Stories

Updated on March 10, 2011

Ghastly, Ghostly Scary Art and Halloween Ghost Quotes

I must admit Halloween has got me writing about topics I usually do not touch. Ghosts been one of them. I confess I must be one of the biggest cowards on earth. I even got scared researching material for this hub. Right now that you are done laughing here is a halloween ghost poem and some "ghastly scary ghost art." It really was not smart of me to write this hub at night but I did, so I hope I sleep well.

Thirteen Halloween Ghost Quotes

1. Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. ~From Scooby-Doo
2. One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. ~Emily Dickinson
3. Just like a ghost, you've been a-hauntin' my dreams, So I'll propose on Halloween. Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you. ~Classics IV
4. Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to. ~Richard Harris Barham
5. If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. ~Lloyd Douglas
6. True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen. ~Author Unknown
7. A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night. ~J.M. Barrie
8. You know, I’m beginning to understand why ghosts moan so in this sort of weather. ~Lester Cole in Return of the Invisible Man
9. Ghosts seem harder to please than we are; it is as though they haunted for haunting’s sake—much as we relive, brood, and smoulder over our pasts. ~Elizabeth Bowen
10. It is with true love as with ghosts and apparitions: every one talks of it, and scarcely any one has seen it. ~Duc De La Rochefoucauld François
11. You want to know whether I believe in ghosts. of course I do not believe in them. If you had known as many of them as I have you would not believe in them either. ~Don Marquis
12. As I was going up the stair, I met a man who wasn't there/He wasn't there again today...Oh, how I wish he'd go away. ~Anonymous
13. Ghosts were once people too. ~Anonymous

Ghost Art: Boo Scary

Ghost Art: Fantome from Wikimedia.
Ghost Art: Fantome from Wikimedia.

Halloween Ghost Costumes and Decorations

A Halloween Ghost Poem by Injete Chesoni

Spare A Thought for Troubled Ghosts on Halloween

On every Halloween
They come out in their ghostly sheen
Eerily dressed in silver white glows
Their faces masked in pale sorrow

They mourn and sway
And shriek the night away
Wailing because they cannot enjoy
the glories of day anymore
For they are ghostly souls
Doomed to glow
Only in the night

No longer for them
The pleasures of daylight
Their lot is cast
They are now creatures of fright
That pry this earth
In the darkness of night
Scaring all humankind.

And on Halloween
We mock their plight
As we dress up
And frolic in earthly delight
I am a ghost we say
With mock display
Dressed up in costumes
as we bob and sway
Ne’er sparing a thought
For the troubled souls
Who are trapped on this earth
As ghosts and ghouls

Ghosts in Art

The ghost art images used in this hub can be obtained free at or they can be bought as art posters at Amazon. You really didn't think a coward would be capable of writing a "scary ghost poem" or displaying "scary art," now did you?

Ghost Art: Coooooool Ghost

Ghost Art: Ectoplasm by The One from
Ghost Art: Ectoplasm by The One from

Ghost Art Stories: A Christmas Carol

Ghost Art from A Christmas Carol: Ignorance and Want featured in Wikimedia.
Ghost Art from A Christmas Carol: Ignorance and Want featured in Wikimedia.

Famous Ghost Art: Ghostly Gauguin

Ghost Art Paul Gauguin: The Spirit of the Dead Keep Watch from Wikimedia.
Ghost Art Paul Gauguin: The Spirit of the Dead Keep Watch from Wikimedia.

Japanese Ghost Art: Buooootiful

Japanese Ghost Art: Yoshimitsu Spirit in The Water from
Japanese Ghost Art: Yoshimitsu Spirit in The Water from

Finally the "Ghostwriter" Rides Off into the Sunlight or is It Moonlight

Ghost Art Photograph: Ghost Rider Rhyolite from Wikimedia.
Ghost Art Photograph: Ghost Rider Rhyolite from Wikimedia.

Stern Bicycle Works Ghost Poster from

Stern Bicycle Works Ghost Poster from and
Stern Bicycle Works Ghost Poster from and


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Moyra profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Hi Jess good hearing from you. Thanks so much for the encouraging comment and glad you enjoyed it. Hi Lee I am fine thanks I hope you are well. Thanks for the lovely comments and I am glad you are enjoying my hubs.

    • Lee Thacker profile image

      Lee Thacker 

      9 years ago

      I like the way your brain thinks, makes me feel alive listening to what your thinking, very cool...Keep it up ...PS Now I Know Why I bookmarked your page ;-) ...Hope you are doing well,

    • Jess Killmenow profile image

      Jess Killmenow 

      9 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      You write a really great article, Moyra. I very much enjoyed. :)

    • Moyra profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Lol! Hi 2uesday is it possible you are as much of a coward as I am? Humor is a good antidote for fear if you can laugh at something you no longer fear it as much. However, still you will notice I have steered clear of the really scary stuff I will leave that to braver folks. I am mulling over whether to attempt a "real" scary short story, now that would be a feat.

    • 2uesday profile image


      9 years ago

      I nearly did n't read it because of the theme but as always you take a subject and make it more interesting than I would have thought possible.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)