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Subject - Mystery

Who knows what mysteries a poet might dream up? Some of these images are sure to give you the willies.

Poetry is any page from a sketchbook of outlines of a doorknob with thumb-prints of dust, blood, dreams. - Carl Sandburg


  1. On a Frightful Dream by John Codrington Bampfylde
  2. The Spectre Boat by Thomas Campbell
  3. The Listeners by Walter De La Mare
  4. The Highwayman's Ghost by Richard Garnett
  5. The Green Eye of the Yellow God by J. Milton Hayes

    beware the vengance of the little yellow god

  6. The Skeleton in Armor by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    a hulk of viking armor tells a tale of woe

  7. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

    an eerie tale of an anguished man haunted by the memory of his lost love

  8. The Fire Soul by George Charles Selden
  9. The Old Woman of Berkley by Robert Southey
  10. The Song of Wandering Aengus by William Butler Yeats

The subject indexes are a wonderful way to browse Poets' Corner, leading you to works you might not find any other way. I hope also that they can help the site to seem less overwhelming than it might at first. If you have suggestions or comments about the Subject Indicies please contact Jon Lachelt.

The quotes from Carl Sandburg on the heading of some of the subject pages are from his book of poems, Good Morning America.

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