Tribute to Poe's 'The Raven'Once upon a midnight dreary, all who pondered weak and weary,Tribute to Poe's 'The Raven'4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Thought and sought to solve their queary, on all the trials and woes of life.
Then the silent screams awaken, all love'd lost and were forsaken,
Many gifts and off'rings taken, sunk deep into them like a knife.
Words of pride and joy and sorrow, plunged deep into them like a knife.
And thus they go on with their life.
Then once upon that moonlit hour, hidden from scorn and heated glower,
Thoughts of many gifted flower, still thriving on avoiding strife.
While they pondered thoughts were fleeting, many others they were greeting,
All but death was what they're cheating, still driving on avoiding strife.
Then through the sky the light does come, cutting through just like a knife,
Stopping the flowers' chance for life.
A Tribute to Edgar Allan PoeToday (well at least according to US time zones) we celebrate the bicentennial of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous American poet. He was born as Edgar Poe on January the 19th of 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. His middle name Allan was given to him by his foster family, who took him in, when he was a little child. As for the rest of his life's story, I would like to recommend you to read the encyclopedia entry Edgar Allan Poe and to have a look on the website of the Poe Museum, because they provide the relevant information in a far more elaborate style than I possibly could achieve.A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Instead I prefer to offer you a small feature of deviations here on deviantART, which are related to Poe or his works.
Let's start with some illustrations picturing Poe himself:
Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
He was the foremost writer of dark literature
He had a taste for the macabre
He was one of the creators of gothic poetry
He had a grasp of the sinister and tragic
Edgar Allan Poe was a master of his art
Was he touched by the Devil or by God?
He married his cousin Virginia
And they shared a short period of happiness
But she died young
It was a devastating blow
He had a melancholic mind
And created some of the world's greatest fiction
He wrote stories of great tragedy and sadness
Including the Masque of Red Death and Premature Burial
He wrote stories about the plague and being buried alive
He has inspired writers through the generations
He was one of the first great gothic writers
Along with Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker
He has inspired millions of dark souls
We salute you Edgar
And acknowledge your genius
Thank you for sharing your darkest nightmares
We hope you finally found peace