A Haunted Mansion Poem, Edgar Allan Poe Style

by | Oct 31, 2019 | Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog

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We’ve added Edgar Allan Poe to the 999 Happy Haunts! Enjoy this Haunted Mansion Poem in the style of The Haunted Palace by the late famed poet.

 Editor’s Note: In celebration of Halloween and all things spooky, contributing writer Chelsea Harrison wrote a Haunted Mansion poem in the style of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Haunted Palace. Please enjoy these unsettling stanzas as you get ready for a night of ghostly delights!

The Haunted Mansion

after E.A.P.

On the highest of our hills,

By iron gates surrounded

Once a fair and lively place—

A mortal place—ensnared the dead.

 

Graveyard wanderers may come to call

and, dare they enter damasked halls,

are ushered to the stretching room

where guests are known to meet their doom!

Head stones at the line cue of the Haunted Mansion

Photo by Eric Weber

 

Board a buggy, if ye dare.

Spirits wait for you—Beware!

They dance and shout and borrow books,

Spirits lurk in every nook.

 

On endless stairs and in the hall,

footprints echo, voices call.

Madame Leota floats above

the attic bride declares her love.

Madame Leota within the Haunted Mansion

Photo by Cliff Wang

The graveyard party is in full swing,

the band is all there, the quartet sings

ghosts have gathered, far and wide.

Tonight grim ghosts come to socialize.

Graveyard ghosts celebrate a swinging wake in the graveyard scene at the haunted mansion

Photo by Cliff Wang

Some naughty ghosts, glowing blue

may attempt to leave with you.

So shake off hitchhiking ghosts

before your buggy joins its post.

 

Alas, the mansion is overrun

with grinning ghosts galore

So, should you escape—then run!

These ghosts will haunt forevermore.

The looong hallway within the Haunted Mansion at Disney World

Photo by Cliff Wang


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Written by Chelsea Harrison

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Chelsea is a contributing writer for WDW Magazine. She is also a teacher, momma of four, and a fan of all types of magic—especially Disney magic!
Chelsea Harrison

Written by Chelsea Harrison

Chelsea is a contributing writer for WDW Magazine. She is also a teacher, momma of four, and a fan of all types of magic—especially Disney magic!