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Friday, September 28, 2012

Real Toads: magical mystery of Poe

For Fireblossom Friday at the online writers' place Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, we're asked to make Poe proud by writing a poem about magic.

I don't know much about magic. However, I know a little bit about Edgar Allan Poe, perhaps not enough to make him proud, but given the restraints under which I write today (ill health; being away from home and dog) I've done my best, Edgar.


edgar allan poe, y’know,
wrote The Raven, never mo’
 
but for a very real fear-gusher
he wrote The Fall of the House of Usher.
 
I saw it once on a movie screen
scariest thing I’d ever yet  seen
(and I a most susceptible teen)
it magically made my blue eyes green
 
so I have sworn off ever more
movies classified as horror

Poe, by the way, was the first American to try to make a living by writing, but not before giving other careers a try. He suffered under restraints far worse than Golden-Retriever-withdrawal, I might add.

12 comments:

Mama Zen said...

This is really clever!

Kay said...

This is such a fun poem. I've enjoyed reading Poe, but I've never read The House of Usher. I don't like horror movies either. I like happy endings.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

No horror for me either, kiddo......real life has horror enough, hee hee!

Susie Clevenger said...

I remember those days of watching scary movies based on Poe's writing. Such a fun write!

Susan said...

I picked Poe too. Fun. I would never see a Poe movie, though! This is quite the little charmer--but so are your notes about Poe and your constraints. Sorry you are out of sorts, but I am very very glad you wrote this poem!

kaykuala said...

Nice rendition on Poe, Kay! Not into horrors myself. Would prefer comedy anytime.

Hank

Mary said...

Never saw The House of Usher, but I have never been a fan of horror movies. Frankenstein was enough for me! (On TV.) Feel better soon.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm not an avid fan of horror movies either - but Poe set high standards with his Gothic themes.

Fireblossom said...

This is cute, Kay. I love your rhymes. Thanks so much for giving my challenge a go and for making me smile even though you are under the weather.

hedgewitch said...

This was fun, Kay. It's a sign of the times that that old Vinnie Price Usher movie would probably not even scare a ten year old these days--I watched about 5 minutes of Saw IV and decided never to watch a horror movie made after 1975. ;_) Hope you are feeling better soon.

Mad Kane said...

Clever and fun!
Madeleine Begun Kane

Daryl said...

oh that was wonderful ..