I love the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe’s parable, Shadow.
SHADOW — A PARABLE
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the Shadow:– Psalm of David.
YE who read are still among the living; but I who write shall have long since gone my way into the region of shadows. For indeed strange things shall happen, and secret things be known, and many centuries shall pass away, ere these memorials be seen of men. And, when seen, there will be some to disbelieve, and some to doubt, and yet a few who will find much to ponder upon in the characters here graven with a stylus of iron.
Ooh, this is a coooool Edgar Allan Poe post. Here is a video of movie posters containing the Edgar Allan Poe filmography and a few miscellaneous scary movie titles here and there. And while the video flips through the scary movie posters, posters from all around the world I might add, Vincent Price is reading Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. I know, didn’t I tell you?
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.