Halloween Reading

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Get into the Halloween spirit by joining Sigma Tau Delta/Literary Club for this spooky reading event!

Date & Time:

Monday, October 29, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Free and Open to the Public


O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 108

Get into the Halloween spirit by joining Sigma Tau Delta/Literary club for this annual reading event! Listen to, or read, your favorite spooky stories, autumn tales, and fall poetry. If you would like to read or would like more information, please contact Megan Miller at mill0004@stthomas.edu.


The Empty House

See this house, how dark it is
Beneath its vast-boughed trees!
Not one trembling leaflet cries
To that Watcher in the skies—
‘Remove, remove thy searching gaze,
Innocent of heaven’s ways,
Brood not, Moon, so wildly bright,
On secrets hidden from sight.’
‘Secrets,’ sighs the night-wind,
‘Vacancy is all I find;
Every keyhole I have made
Wails a summons, faint and sad,
No voice ever answers me,
Only vacancy.’
‘Once, once … ’ the cricket shrills,
And far and near the quiet fills
With its tiny voice, and then
Hush falls again.
Mute shadows creeping slow
Mark how the hours go.
Every stone is mouldering slow.
And the least winds that blow
Some minutest atom shake,
Some fretting ruin make
In roof and walls. How black it is
Beneath these thick boughed trees!
Source: The Collected Poems of Walter de la Mare (1979)
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