Halloween Poetry Reading: The Erl-King

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. 

*Being re-uploaded to BitChute

 

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

 

-More on the Erl-King:

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