Archive for Writers

Edgar Allan Poe A Dream Within a Dream

Here is a short movie by Ralf Kleemann featuring a poetic reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s A Dream Within a Dream.

Humpty Dumpty by Edgar Allan Poe

This is writely applied Edgar Allan Poe inspired fun. A poetic rendering of Humpty Dumpty to the rhyme of The Raven. Short and sweet…or bitter sweet?

Edgar Allan Poe Encore

It is October when we celebrate fall, celebrate Halloween and with that said, have an opportunity to celebrate the works of Edgar Allan Poe. We’ll work on a writely applied October post marathon of all things Edgar Allan Poe.

To start here is a visual five minute biography on the life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote Quotes

Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote was born on September 29, 1547. He was known as The Prince of Wits and in celebration to the author of what is considered the first modern novel here are a few of his quotes from that work. Many Cervantes’ quotes are befitting a writer.

Time ripens all things. No man is born wise.

You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.

There’s not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault.

No limits but the sky.

The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness — its opposite — never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Shawshank Redemption

September 23, 1994 was the release date of the movie The Shawshank Redemption, a Stephen King classic.

I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t wanna know. Some things are better left unsaid. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you those voices soared, higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream.