Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Poe

I clearly remember studying Poe as a child. I remember "The Tell-Tale Heart" scaring me half to death, the plaintive "Anabel Lee" bringing me to tears, being raptly absorbed in "The Raven" and thinking there was wisdom in "Eldorado". Poe's life was short, but he certainly left his mark! As a matter of fact, this challenge inspires me to revisit his work. Thank you for jogging my memory!

25 comments:

  1. Oh I remember the Tell Tale Heart, it frightened the wits out of me.

    Superb, and exquisite postcard Bev.

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  2. Anything by Poe makes me shiver - and not with delight!!! He IS the "Fright King", and you've created an admirable tribute, Bev! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  3. Bev, your postcard is wonderful, and I enjoyed sharing your childhood memories of Poe. Do you know the story behind his burial place? He was obviously buried in a plot with a humble tombstone. Perhaps his body was moved to a more fitting memorial 25 years later. Wonderful take on the Poe theme.

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  4. i agree with the posters before me...your piece is fantastic! i was fortunate to visit his homeplace in Richmond, Virginia when i was young. it left me feeling erie because the place was so depressing. he did lead a tragic life but his works live on!

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  5. I just love Poe's writing - gorgeous card you've created! Happy Halloween!

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  6. Interesting and wonderful, Bev. What a great postcard!!

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  7. That's a wonderful collage.
    Bettie

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  8. Fascinating combination of elements Bev and you have managed to create something that is not entirely dark and threatening as there is a hint of sunshine in the picture as there was, hopefully, in Poe's life!

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  9. Great tribute and postcard, Bev!
    Amazing interpretation of the theme.

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  10. I wonderful tribute to Poe! Love your postcard Bev!

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  11. Fabulous collage - Poe worthy! Cheers!

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  12. both haunting AND beautiful~!!~
    a wonderful card~!~

    :)
    libbyQ

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  13. Fantastic and Spooky card - The Tell Tale Heart frightened me too!

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  14. Great piece, Bev! "The Tell-Tale Heart" is the first of Poe's works that I remember reading in school, and it was quite a thrill. I've never forgotten it!

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  15. I have never really read Poe but think I wil now..like your spooky card and thanks for visiting my blog today

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