A Toast to The Raven and Poe

A Toast to The Raven and Poe

A Poem by Relic
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~An old one forgotten.~

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Edgar Allan Poe's Death: His Final Tragic Mystery | Historic Mysteries


Tonight, I'll drink a sweet amount
of words before I'm through.
To savor each and every rhyme
that spills within my view.
I'm sure, 'The Raven,' penned by Poe
goes down like chardonnay.  
At midnight, I intend to taste
this bittersweet bouquet.
I hear the dark bird so proclaims
a dark macabre surmise.
Or is it just sardonic wit
bequeathed through something wise?  
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I've chosen to peruse each word
with a candle and chablis,
Before tomorrow's fate befalls  
the beautiful Annabelle Lee.

© 2022 Relic


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Edgar is one of the fathers of gothic literature. There are many ghost stories about him, where he is buried in Baltimore. They even named their football team after his story.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thanks for commenting, Novram. :)
Wonderful my friend we seem to Coalesce around this point. All of us know each other by our first names. When did we all could live in the same neighborhood

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thanks very much for the read, Tate. :)
I love your wording here, Tim. What an influence! You did him proud!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thanks for stopping by, Kelly. And thanks for your comment. :)
You know how much I love Poe:) what a nice homage:) he was the rock star of his age and his hits are still ageless he is top among the list of poets I would love to meet in the hereafter and of course to read his latest works LOL

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

You andme both, Robert. Thanks for the comment and for dropping by. :)
Very nice salute to Poe and
his works ..i should think he's
smiling down on this lovely
rhyme poem.. so well done

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Fran. :)
well done ... i think Poe would be gratified by such a tribute .. love the pic as well .. superb work with the rhyme and rhythm .. read and feels natural ... i imagine it took some work to put it into such good shape
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

It did, Einstein. Thanks for the kind comment.
Nice work Tim, yes how often does artists works become popular, in demand, famous, a success only after they die. The only exception to the rule is my works won’t be famous after I pass away lol. And that’s probably a good thing. 😀

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Neither will mine, haha Thanks for checking it out, andrew.
I have read Poe wrote parts of "The Raven" at a hotel on an island in The Great Dismal Swamp, not far from where I live. The man was depressed and short of money for much of his adult life, and the circumstances of his death are still subject to debate. I would love to be able to write as well as he did, but I wouldn't like to have lived as he did.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

I too have read he was in poverty when he died. Supposedly he was found on a street corner in a suit.. read more

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