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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
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 doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
I know there's already a discussion about Halloween in another section but it's closed. So basically, if I remember well on the night of Oct. 31st the Celts believed the Dead came back to Earth and hence they dressed up as spooky creatures to show they were friends with the Spirits. In France it was very popular in the 1990s but now very few kids go tricking or treating. But I still dress for the occasion and buy treats, as well as set up the Halloween decoration.