2008-01-31 08:04 am (UTC)
This feels really familiar, though I don't remember it. A lot of Poe feels like that for me. I like "seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me"
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wow there's a bunch of related ones too... i think my favorites are "will my insurance cover today" and "it's your fault that this happened" haha.
I just starting writing a short story using this poem last night. I haven't touched the thing in like six years, since mid-high school. WEEEEIRD!
Well, I am omnipresent... LOL Jk.
It's weird how that kind of thing happens!
I read that poem for my speech class when i was 14. :)
I love Poe... i did a report on him when i was 11. We could pick anyone famous, and i think i was the only one who picked someone who wasn't a movie star or a singer.
That's awesome! Rock on! Was your teacher impressed?
PS- is "primeval" that movie where they made it sound like it was about a serial killer, but then the day before i went to go see it, they put out the previews that told it was a... crocodile er somethin'? I'm just glad i found out before i went. I'd have been PISSED.
Heehee...that youtube video...
Have you seen Benny Lava?
I don't think so. :) Hook me up? ;)
EDGAR ALLEN POE WAS SO CREEPY.
I have a dream of starring in the gothic pop opera of Fall of the House of Usher as the sister. She wouldn't sing any words, like that character Sally in the Wild Party - it would just be crazy aria syllables of singing. IT WOULD BE AWESOME.
I think he was pretty cool, if a little odd. ;)
And ooh!! That'd totally ROCK!!
A little like Rapunzel in Into The Woods too. hehe. That role is so under-rated. I think it's the most fun in the show. Still I'd want to be teh Bakers Wife. I love her.
oh god damn that's my favorite poem of all time. i rememeber the first time i heard it - 6th grade english class. it's so goth it hurts.
I love it. :) I'm glad you're in the same boat with me. Even if it is a little goth. ;)
Yay poe! I read most of his stuff last semester. He may have been a little weird but his writing was fascinating!
course I am practically a lit major... hahah
I agree. :) Very interesting body of work.
Back to the video: Curses! I have had that stupid chant going through my head for the last half hour: I have a bad case of diarrhea. I have a bad case of diarrhea. I have a bad case of diarrhea.
None of the other chants, mind you. Just that one.
LOL, sorry!! It was too great not to share though.
Figures that was Poe. Always writing about his lost loves.
Great poem, though. We've sort of lost the tradition of verse of like that.
Will my insurance cover today?
We really have. I felt the need to post some poetry. Not sure why. ;)
-- And LOL, right? The answer is almost always no.
*shiver of delight*
Oooh, a favorite!
He certainly had some eccentricities about him. Do his stories freak you out? I think he was terribly talented.
That is my favorite Poe poem ever.
That poem is quoted in Lolita, so I can't read it without thinking of that.
Ahh. Fascinating. Lolita's one I haven't gotten around to yet. Eventually!
i had to memorize this in one of my english classes in high school
Did it make you love it, hate it, or indiferent to it?
It's interesting how well that poem functions in paragraph form.
It reminds me of when Tom Hanks recites it in The Ladykillers.
I copied and pasted it all formatted, and then it did that on it's own and I went back to change it and decided "nah. I kinda like it this way." ;)
I've always liked Poe. I started with Gothic horror and poetry around 11 or so, and still like it.
Those videos are addicting. It's interesting the phrases that they choose for the segments.
And now I'll have to go watch "Play Misty for Me" just to get the reference (adding it to the to-watch list). :)
I like 'im.
Aren't they a blast? I adore them. :)
And oh dear, are you in for a freaky show. It's a little slow starting, but I promise it picks up. It's from the 70's and very dated, but has a certain Fatal Attraction feel to it.
One of my favorite poems by Poe, lol.
I think that is some of the most beautiful poetry in all the english language.
I agree. It's in my top ten.
I remember reading that poem in school.
I love this poem. :) Do you recall enjoying it?