Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy Birthday to Poe!

If you've visited my blog at all, then you know my love for Poe is astronomical. He's my fav. So, in honor of his B-day I've decided to do a special post on all things Poe. I hope you enjoy!

Poe Related Books

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh. I absolutely LOVED this book! Creepy and romantic, it's based off Poe's on worlds. This is the first book in the Nevermore series, you can also find my review here.

Enshadowed is the second book in the Nevermore series. I haven't read it yet, but I'm dying to get my hands on it!

The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl. This has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a while, I don't know why I keep putting it off, but I will read it eventually!

You can find a whole list of other Poe related books on this Goodreads List by clicking here.

Poe Related Movies

The Raven! This movie was SO fantastic!!!! John Cusack was so so wonderful as Poe! I loved the spin on Poe's last days, as well. Overall just a great movie that any Poe fan should see!

The Crow- Okay, so not based on Poe, however it was definitely inspired by Poe's The Raven. And if you have never seen the original movie, then you need to do so right now. Brandon Lee is simply wonderful in it. Unfortunately, it was also he's last movie being that he died while making it. 

Other Recs:

Christopher Walken's reading of The Raven
Another creeptastic, but fantastic(!) dude. Who better to read Poe?

Songs inspired by the writings of Poe:

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Take a virtual tour by visiting the website!

So many artists have been inspired by the tragic story-teller, that you can find hundreds of songs, books, paintings, and films based on Poe himself or his writings. All you have to do is peel back the layers of today's modern world and you will find the creepy fellow. 

What about you? Have any favorite Poe renditions or inspirations?

Of course, I couldn't end my post without my all time favorite Poe poem. So without further ado... 

Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea. 

Post a Comment

Please be aware this site is a SPOILER FREE zone unless otherwise stated in the review.

© Whimsically Bookish. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.