Tonight the Witches Will Ride – A Halloween Poem

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"Try to read the poem so well that you can make ‘creeps’ run down the backs of all who hear you."

To-night the witches will ride, will ride,
Each on her broomstick astride, astride,
Silent and swift in their mystic flight
Upward they’ll go in the cold, black night.

And the wind will sob, and shriek, and moan,
The great trees shudder, and shake, and groan.
The moon will hide in the murky sky,
In the forest dark the bats will fly.

And owls will hoot, and wolves will howl
And green-eyed cats in the shadows prowl.
To-night the witches will ride, will ride,
Each on her broomstick, astride, astride.

Source: Essentials of English (1921)

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