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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. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fantome.jpg
Ghost Art: Fantome from Wikimedia. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fantome.jpg

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 Wikimedia.org 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 Wikimedia.org
Ghost Art: Ectoplasm by The One from Wikimedia.org

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 Wikimedia.org
Japanese Ghost Art: Yoshimitsu Spirit in The Water from Wikimedia.org

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 Amazon.com

Stern Bicycle Works Ghost Poster from Amazon.com and Art.com
Stern Bicycle Works Ghost Poster from Amazon.com and Art.com

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      Moyra 8 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.

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      Lee Thacker 8 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,

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      Jess Killmenow 8 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

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

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      Moyra 8 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.

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      2uesday 8 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.

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