Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy All Hallows Eve!

This is absolutely one of my favorite days of the year!
From my family to yours...
"All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.
We meet them at the door-way, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
There are more guests at 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-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 vapours dense
A vital breath of more ethereal air.
Our little lives are kept in equipoise
By opposite attractions and desires;
The struggle of the instinct that enjoys,
And the more noble instinct that aspires.
These perturbations, this perpetual jar
Of earthly wants and aspirations high,
Come from the influence of an unseen star
An undiscovered planet in our sky.
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 world 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."

-Haunted Houses
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1858)

Me, as a zombie pin up girl! :)

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Pyrex Junkie said...

Happy Halloween!!!! My FAVORITE holiday! Too bad Sandy wrecked it for us new yorkers, but in my house I will still celebrate it to the fullest! Have a good Halloween!

Primitive Stars said...

Happy Halloween......Love your old fashion Halloween pictures......Spooktaculer!!!!!!!!......Blessings Francine.

reprise said...

Happy Halloween! Awesome vintage Halloween items. I'm honored you are using my "Retro 1950s Party Invitation" graphic from my Zazzle shop for your blogger profile photo! :)

craftyles said...

Great post. Love all the creepy pics. Happy Halloween to you!

Mamaw Bee said...

Fantastic post. Just what I needed to get me in the mood to face the ghosts and ghouls in the neighborhood tonight.

Shelia said...

What a cute post and I love the olden graphics you've used. Oh, by the way, I always carve my pumpkins in my bra and panties too! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

vintage grey said...

Happy Halloween!! xo Heather

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I enjoyed your Halloween scariness! You make a very cute vampire! Hugs, Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Whoops I meant Zombie....same thing to me I'm so out of it! LOL!!!

donna said...

Hope you had a fun Halloween. OH I just love Bewitched.