Halloween Poetry Reading: The Erl-King

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A dark poem for this time of year based on Scandinavian and Germanic folklore. 

Originally composed by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1782, this version is the English translation by Sir Walter Scott. 

This was my entry for the poetry reading contest held on Carolyn Emerick’s 2018 Halloween Livestream Extravaganza. 

Snippet taken from my live reading during the stream at around 3:21:50:

-More on the Erl-King:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlking