Edgar Allan Poe

Fri 19 Dec, 2014 08:24 am
My favorite story from Edgar Allan Poe is "Tell Tale Heart".
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Sat 20 Dec, 2014 02:57 am
"Eldorado" is a cool poem.


Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied—
"If you seek for Eldorado!"
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Sat 20 Dec, 2014 03:20 am
Got to check my Poe collection, but I'll be back.
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Sat 20 Dec, 2014 03:34 am
Couldn't find the captioned one, but this is a Halloween costume:

Edgar Allan Ho.

bobsal u1553115
Sat 20 Dec, 2014 10:40 am
My favorite Edgar Allen Poe:


Saw the show in Chicago :

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bobsal u1553115
Sat 20 Dec, 2014 10:40 am

Not as good as yours, but:

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Sat 20 Dec, 2014 03:26 pm
Originally Poe intended to write about a duck.

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately duck of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ivory bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient duck wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the duck, `Quack Quack.'
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Sun 21 Dec, 2014 01:59 pm
Mad magazine did poem parodies back in the day and I remember one they did based on The Raven, ahem:

Once upon a midnight cautious
As I pondered weak and nauseous
Over advertising copy I had wrote for Macy's store
Suddenly I heard a yapping, yapping at my chamber door

(Ok, I can't remember a few lines)
Quote the Spaniel "Drink Blatz beer

I'll google the correct lines, I enjoyed Poe so the parodies were a source of great joy.
bobsal u1553115
Sun 21 Dec, 2014 03:08 pm
A chick who read Mad? If you like the three stooges I'll plotz!
Sun 21 Dec, 2014 06:02 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
I began reading Mad magazine when I learned how to read. I was lucky, my parents didn't have a problem with Mad, a lot of the other kids were not allowed to read it because their parents thought it was garbage.

I loved the magazine and all the paperbacks that spun off. Anybody remember "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions" or the follow up "Stinging Retorts to Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions". I can't possibly be the only woman who read Mad Magazine. How about it ladies, any other members of my gender fans of Alfred E. Newman?

About the stooges, I didn't pay much attention to them until my son turned about 5 years of age. My husband and son would laugh at the same time over the same bits, up until then I under appreciated the humor. We now are the proud owners of Stooges DVD's. Somebody get the smelling salts for Herb, stat.
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