"Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
"Hark! Hark to the wind!
'Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away-
The dead, forgotten this many a day!"
"Tis the night - the night
Of the grave's delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they - it is they."
~Arthur Cleveland Coxe
"Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play."
"'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world."