One of my favorite Halloween poem growing up was Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven"! I can appreciate it more as I grow older, and it is still one of my favorites. I love to hear it recited dramatically; props light affects and all!
That is why when I saw this raven like (probably crows) image from Inkandinkado, I just had to have it! And I thought it fitting to use in the September ATC Swap hosted Tracy Clemente from Eat, Sleep, Stamp blog so that the ladies would enjoy it just in time for Halloween :)...
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
" 'Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door —
Only this, and nothing more."
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted — nevermore!
-Edgard Allen Poe