Walter de la Mare was a prolific and well-respected author of novels, short stories, and poems. His writing was an inspiration to others both during his life and after. Among his many works, he occasionally dabbled in horror stories and the supernatural. In this October Extra, we share with you one of his most famous works, taken from his 1916 collection, “The Listeners and Other Poems.” The poem is part ghost story, and part mystery (what was the promise made by the Traveller?), and has a spooky tone just perfect for October, as we approach the penultimate spook-fest that is Halloween Night!
“The Listeners” (1916) by Walter de la Mare
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