For this week's poem, let's start getting into the Halloween spirit with the poem "Antigonish [I met a man who wasn't there]," by Hughes Mearns! I don't know about you, but my favorite kind of scare isn't the in-your-face scare, or the gory scare. It's the kind that creeps up on you, the kind that tells you more without saying anything at all, and that's the realm in which "Antigonish [I met a man who wasn't there]" resides.
The poem is a nice little ghost story that is perfect for setting the stage for Halloween. Would it surprise you to know that Hughes Mearns wrote it in 1899? It's still so fresh and feels as if it could have been written this week.
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