Goblins on the doorstep, Phantoms in the air,
Owls on witches' gateposts Giving stare for stare,
Cats on flying broomsticks, Bats against the moon,
Stirrings round of fate-cakes With a solemn spoon.
Whirling apple parings, Figures draped in sheets,
Dodging, disappearing, Up and down the streets,
Jack-o'-lanterns grinning, Shadows on a screen,
Shrieks and starts and laughter This is Halloween!