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Thursday, 30 October 2014

POEtry in motion....

EDIT: Ok ...there will be a giveaway for this paty....
I is making a quick "POE-ppet" :D

Just looking at this poster, how could I resists joining Annie Walls blog party....bored my childlings rereading "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe repeatedly at them lol

While blog surfing one day I saw a list of "group names", you know the thing...
A pride of lions etc
Who gave these names I know not, but "an unkindness of Ravens" caught my curiosity...
Why an "Unkindness"?

Put on my "thinking hat", but nothing was flowing....
Maybe it was the wrong hat for this job?
Much better!
Now I was seeing things from the Raven's perspective...mwahahaha...

Unkindness of Ravens
(homage to Edgar Allan Poe's Raven)

By the light of fire and candle, reaching, trembling, for the handle,
Bidding enter unknown Vandal, opened you the chamber door.
With scarce a care for self or Master, heart beat racing, pacing faster
Opened you this chamber door.
In your hour of dark disaster, came I winging ever faster, til I perched upon the plaster, just above your chamber door.
Watching, guarding on the plaster, just above your chamber door.

I heard your voice with subtle quiver, calling out for sweet Lenore.
Felt the tingling, icy shiver, tapped on window to deliver warnings of the "open door"
Quickly tapping, thus unwrapping your desire for "open door".
Yet now with chiding, words deriding, thankless for my guiding hand.
You, ranting madly, laughing gladly, by the open window stand.
Pointing sadly, laughing madly,
by the open window stand.

"A message from my sweet Lenore!", to Angels high you did implore.
So sent they ME to speak with you from perch above your hated door.
Prattling, screaming, dimly dreaming of open door for your sweet Lenore.
But as I in my silence wait, I feel my "kindness" dissipate, while witnessing your witless state, in sadness evermore.
In ire I damn you, spite confound you....
Speak my message?

Samhain Blessings to all...
Sweet dreams...
MWAHAHahahahahaa...... :D


  1. Oooh, I LOVE your POEm! :)

    You look brilliant, and the mask is absolutely gorgeous.

    'An unkindness of Ravens' reminds me of the book, Belllman and Black, by Diane Setterfield. The term is quite poetic in itself, and suits them perfectly, I think.

  2. You have a pocket full of spectacular words ( under those perfect hats/ mask) I loved your poem because the Raven scolds the self pity , ungrateful , "witless state". I love the Raven ( bird) ! Bravo mistress of Poe..entry! xoxo

  3. First of all, my Gina darling, no hat could ever not look absolutely stunning on you. And there is something about that batty mask over your pretty eyes that just says, "Look how mysterious and adorable I am."

    And the poem... LOVE it. I want to steal the "Pointing sadly, laughing madly," line. Then I want to paint it, wrap story around it, and play it on stage.

    This is yummy!!! ♥

    1. You just go ahead and help yourself Witchy woman :D

    2. Now I would stowaway to get to that performance! Gina , my most glamourous HR Witch, do your talents every run out? xo

  4. Your wonderful poem gives me chills!

  5. Bloody hell! Your Poe-m is utterly magnificent, Gina! ❤ The rhythm is sooooo Poe and it's just chock-full of deliciously dark goodness! You look completely fabulous in your stunningly Poetacular accoutrements, and don't get me started on the gorgeous POE-ppet! LOVE it!!

    1. *is really proud of this Poe-m myself*

  6. I must say, Gina, I like both hats, BUT I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Poe-m (and trust me, I'm not much on poetry). I have to agree with Emma, that it's got a Poe rhythm.

    1. Am honoured that it pleased you...after all you inspired me to write it with your party :D

  7. Enjoyed this so much! And, about half way through, I noticed that it was Vincent Price's voice reading it to me. Outstanding!

  8. Yes, birds are unkind. Cheeky, cute and wicked! I should know, I have a bird who owns me!