I declare All Hallow's Read a success.
Every single person who received a poem loved the idea and planned to read it tonight. (I recommended reading it with the light on, then realized they'd have to kind of do that anyway.)
It was our first Halloween in our new house, and we had a few dozen trick-or-treaters. They didn't start out as early as I thought, but I forgot that we are at the back of the neighborhood. It takes folks longer to get to us.
I was crazy-generous with the candy, but that's what happens when there are nine bags of candy to give away. (Can anyone say, "Eating ourselves into proper winter padding?")
And everyone, even those who may be too young to read by themselves, got a poem. (Hey, Mom and Dad can read, and decide if it is something to be read to them now or later.)
So, we'll do it again next year. Thanks again for the suggestion, Neil Gaiman!