Did I put together a proper post yesterday? No. Did I write, find or share a poem worth seeking? No. Why? I was playing with Peeps. Yes, Peeps. No, I won’t eat one, try one, nuke one. Only used a couple to create an ‘in-depth DVD box’ for a Peeps contest at work. Not that I expect to win, but it was fun!
Today’s Friday the 13th. Only thing I can say to that is the film collection by that same name is fairly silly.
So, returning to poetry – meaning Poe.
For a proper scare of suspense and descriptive poetry, the father of mysteries wrote a collection that should be equally enjoyed as his short stories. “The Illustrated Library of World Poetry” only includes four: Annabel Lee, For Annie, The Bells, and The Raven. I like them all, so no favorites.
In terms of someone else’s reading aloud of Poe, the readers are tied of the two I’ve found: Annabel Lee read by Sam Waterston (The Poets’ Corner- edited by John Lithgow) and The Raven read by Basil Rathbone (The Edgar Allan Poe audio collection). Deep voices, great rhythm. There is something to be said for hearing another read a familiar poem to hear and discover something new and different.
What was the last poem you heard?