Tag Archives: World Literature

On Friends


 

 

 

tulipanes

 

We look good together.

               On Friends

Go forth into the busy world  and love it

interest yourself in life, mingle

kindly with its joy and sorrows,

 try what you can to do for others

rather than what you can make them

do for you,  and you will know

what it is to have friends

                 -Ralph Waldo Emerson


What is it?

I must have been focused on something else when I took this photograph. I cannot remember what I wanted to photograph. I  do not know why I ended up with this image. Since we are a few days away from Halloween I thought I’d post the photo. If you think you know what the image in photo might be, please let me know. I have reread some of Edgar Allan Poe‘s stories. It might be him with a top hat. I have always loved his short stories. My favorite is the Cask of Amontillado and the Pit and the Pendulum.  What are your favorites? Please send me your responses before October 31, 2012. I have included some excerpts from some of Poe’s poems which I love as well.

 

Annabelle Lee

http://youtu.be/avu6ST9dp3Y

 

Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven – Basil Rathbone by poetictouch

The poet’s work defined by other poet’s works


“A poet‘s work is to point at frauds”

and to to take “a late walk”

to observe the sunset.

A poet’s work is

A thing of beauty

but can be A song of despair

when “A dog has died.”

A poet’s work can be

A hand mirror

so you can see the truth

face to face.

A Poet’s work is “Acceptance”

that sometimes there is not much that a poet

can do about abolishing hate and breeding peace.

A poet’s work

is a “Brave and Startling truth

and or a “Lesson in Vengeance

or an “Enigma

or a simple “letter to an aunt

to ease her pain.

A Poet’s work

eloquently describes a “summer’s dream

or a “conversation

about  “Faith being a fine invention

But for me a Poet’s work is to

“Carpe Diem” and speak from the heart

every minute of the day.

     Melba Christie

Do you know all the poets whose works were cited in my poem? I will post all names in my next post.