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.
Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven – Basil Rathbone by poetictouch
“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.
Do you know all the poets whose works were cited in my poem? I will post all names in my next post.