Thursday, 6 October 2016

A Boy and His Bird


I bet more people buy and read Edgar Allan Poe's books in October than at any other time of year. That poor miserable bastard was probably lucky in some ways to have been born when he did. It meant he escaped the clutches of George Lucas, the Muppets and Disney. At least until now.


Apparently poverty, alcoholism and syphilis didn't scare Edgar Allan Poe. No, he had only one fear --

But like every writer, Poe had to struggle with his literary creations too.


And his muse was kind of an ungrateful wretch, all things considered.


They had a pretty dysfunctional relationship, actually.











48 comments:

greekwitch said...

Those Ravens can be such bitchs sometimes!

Lynn said...

Ha! I'll be singing that all day now. :)

anne marie in philly said...

hee hee hee; appropriate for this time of year!

Mark said...

I wonder who gets more attention this time of year; Poe or Lovecraft? All I kmow is lots of goths head up to Whitby.

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

He's lucky he didn't witness this. Poe and pumpkin spiced latte time of year 😊

Marie Smith said...

Lol. Especially love the Poda.

Bob Slatten said...

Poda!

Treey Stynes said...

He must be big in America because I've never heard of him.

CorvusCorax12 said...

Love it :D

I Lorkyn I said...

I can't get enough of reading Poe, and you're right: this is the perfect time for reading this books! "Quoth the raven: caw,caw, caw!" doesn't sound very good :D

The Captain said...

Never read any Poe. Not really my genre.

Sylvie D said...

Hahaha! I love this!

Debi Livsey said...

To me, Poe is to October what Dickens is to December! Hmmmmmmm song lyrics, must go write this down! xoDebi

DEZMOND said...

You did forget the most important one, Debs :)
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lady M said...

I would love a Raven! Where can I get one?

Susan said...

I completely lost it at Edgar Allen Poda.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Poe me! LOL Very creative post Debra.

bj said...

PODA...gotta love that one...and, I'm scared of ravens..but I love lattes...:)

The Blog Fodder said...

I am just a Poe boy though my story's seldom told. . .

JACKIESUE said...

I was about 9 years old when I started reading Poe..freaked my mother out and cracked up my daddy..we would get copies of the same Poe book and read them and then compare notes..ha

Miss Val's Creations said...

Fantastic! I have a book of Poe's work that I haven't read for years. I will have to pull that out this month!

Dr. Theda said...

Some great Poe humor ... thanks for the "Smile", dear Lady Debra...

brewella deville said...

Some pretty great campy horror movies were made in the sixties and seventies based on Poe's work, most of them involving Vincent Price in one way or another. I spent many a Saturday morning watching them.

Janie Junebug said...

Those are hilarious. We went to a house in Baltimore one time where Poe lived (I don't think he ever had his own house). We went up to the bare, hot attic--a tiny room where he wrote. It was one of the more boring day trips I've taken. I'm not a Poe fan. In fact, it was a horrible day. For some reason, X insisted on parking a couple of miles away from the house because he saw a sign that said Poe House, with an arrow. The arrow meant keep going this direction. It did not mean Stop Here and Park Your Damn Car So You and Your Wife and Kids Can Troop Through The Neighborhood While Everyone Stares At You, Idiot.

Love,
Janie

Linda Wildenstein said...

Each and every one of these is a hoot. My fave Yoda it is.
We always read a couple of his poems after dinner during October, because we can. xoxo Oma Linda

Adam said...

He really was a Poe man, Poe in health and fortune

Insomniac's Attic said...

This is brilliant - especially the passive aggressive raven. :)

Cheryl said...

Those are great...really funny. I think the Savage Chickens are always hilarious.

Hindustanka said...

Aww.. Poe's sad eyes... Ravens should be grateful that he made their kind renowned among people.
Have a happy weekend ahead Debra!

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

As I am known in the neighborhood as the one who feeds the crows, this post makes my heart sing! :) Must put out more pnuts for my crows....

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a Poe-sitively fun post!

Missy George said...

The first one made me laugh out loud..Thanks
I was a big fan of EAP when I was pretty young..

lgsquirrel said...

You are really funny and I really appreciate it. Funnily, I just did a post on literature and writing too.

Rommy said...

My son's high school is doing a play featuring Edgar Allen Poe's short stories

Ms Misantropia said...

haha, love it!

Fearsome Beard said...

I love Poe. My middle name is Edgar. Maya Angelou loved him so much as a girl she called him Eap.
(Off topic, check out the troll that has a teenie tiny little issue with my Samantha Bee post. Please just don't feed him.)

John M said...

Funny!

Guillaume said...

Oh I didn't know it was the anniversary of Poe's death! Too late for a blog post tonight and I am too tired, but thanks for reminding me.

G. B. Miller said...

Over the past few decades...okay, forty years, I've really tried to read Poe. But after reading so many witty things that are tied in to "The Raven" over those same forty years, I really can't bring myself to crack open a Poe story.

Father Nature's Corner

Magaly Guerrero said...

I always knew The Raven had it in for Poe. Probably hired someone to give him syphilis. Hey, stranger things have happened, right? I mean, have you seen the news lately!

AntiquityTravelers said...

OMG .. thank you for the laugh. those were awesome

The Happy Whisk said...

You had me at, he's a poe boy. Pretty good stuff.

Happy Thanksgiving.

bill lisleman said...

good ones - I'll be pinning a few of them.
Poe was a favorite of mine back in school. The reminded me of the pun phrase, "Pour me, yes pour me another shot".

dbs said...

Please stop. Poe more. ;)

Magic Love Crow said...

LOL! Excellent post! LOL!
Happy Thanksgiving Debra!

baili said...

i wonder if he was that bore unimportant why we are talking about him ?

best wishes ,reading you is always enthralling the soul

Fundy Blue said...

Haha! I love your sense of humor, Debra! These are so much fun. I especially enjoyed the two where Poe is writing. Only bugaboo ~ Queen is now a brai worm that's going to be crawling inside my head all day! Have a good one!

Ramzu Zahini said...

Poe and I couldn't be best friends because he was too depressing to be with.
Caw caw caw!