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Haunted House

Here was a place where none would ever come
For shelter, save as we did from the rain.
We saw no ghost, yet once outside again
Each wondered why the other should be so dumb;
And ruin, and to our vision it was plain
Where thrift, outshivering fear, had let remain
Some chairs that were like skeletons of home.

There were no trackless footsteps on the floor
Above us, and there were no sounds elsewhere.

But there was more than sound; and there was more
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Michael Walker 11 February 2020

Another example of Robinson's liking for the Italian sonnet, at which he excelled. I like this poem very much. It hints at a ghost's presence, and he saw 'some chairs that were like skeletons of home'. An elegant ending; which expresses the opinion of the townsmen. The poem hints and suggests more than anything. poem is spoken by townsmen

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Ash Frost 10 April 2017

i like it the haunted

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