Iambic Spooktameter

Illustration from Paul West and W.W. Denslow’s The Pearl and the Pumpkin (1904)

“Bring forth the raisins and the nuts —
To-night All-Hallows’ Spectre struts
Along the moonlit way.
No time is this for tear or sob,
Or other woes our joys to rob,
But time for Pippin and for Bob,
And Jack-o’-lantern gay.”
— J.K. Bangs, “Hallowe’en” (1910)