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Poe and I

Poe's darkness calls to such as I, an ember,
a velvet covered wing chair's grasp on dark nights.
I seek the maudlin moan of his December
to nurse an aging form and love's lost delights.
As Poe has said, "distinctly I remember..."
his sweetest kiss and the wound he left in flight.
So, by the hearth sit such as I in shadow,  
Raven in hand by the firelight's ruddy glow.



Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 7/12/2018 9:58:00 AM
A second reading ... it shines even more in the glow of this Gothic heart, Debbie. Such a great poem!
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Date: 1/27/2018 11:18:00 AM
Rereading this gorgeous poem. It is so moody and delicious.
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 1/27/2018 12:50:00 PM
Thank you Dale!
Date: 7/3/2017 10:30:00 AM
An excellent Rispetto offered, Debbie. Very emotionally deep poem. Gotta save this as a fave. Love and smiles awaits each day.
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Date: 7/1/2017 12:04:00 PM
Gorgeous.
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 7/1/2017 10:27:00 PM
Thanks Dale
Date: 3/22/2014 8:21:00 PM
This poem currently appears on your second page, and has 354 reads. So I'll tweet now and come back tomorrow to see is your read count has changed. I have waited for today, as I don't think my own tweeted haiku would embarrass you to be associated with (unlike my recent haiku series, posted here also).
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scott thirtyseven
Date: 3/23/2014 4:02:00 PM
Today this poem has 390 reads. Tweets seem to generate about 30 reads, so this sits in the average, and that's about what Tweeting is for. Oh. and also a mate of mine has asked for more. His actual words were "loved it. ..keep this coming sir..". Signing up to Twitter is pretty easy, you just follow the instructions if you are interested. But I am always happy to help publicise your poems.
Date: 3/11/2014 3:19:00 PM
Excellent poem. Looking forward to tweeting. But I think for best results we should wait until I return from this trip. That will be mid next week. So this poem is off to my favs until then. Thank you.
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Date: 4/3/2013 4:38:00 PM
Cool write I also love Eager Allen Poe he wrote some of my favorite poems of all time and I think he would like your tribute to him. To be honest I know I DID.
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Date: 2/15/2013 9:07:00 AM
I love Poe! I'm sure he would have loved to read your poem, Debbie! I hear congratulations are in order! :) PS...what do you think of "A Dream Within a Dream?" Hugs!
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Date: 2/11/2013 4:21:00 PM
Never more....NOT!
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Date: 2/3/2013 10:43:00 PM
!!!
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Date: 1/25/2013 11:26:00 AM
Poe is my all time faaaaavorite famous poet!! This is amazing Deb! :)
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Date: 1/24/2013 1:09:00 PM
Congrats on your win. A great poem my friend. Warm Smiles, Connie
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Date: 1/21/2013 1:49:00 PM
Congratulation Deb on your win. The Raven was a poem I've always loved. A great write, indeed, a deserved win. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
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Date: 1/21/2013 11:59:00 AM
Great write! The Raven is on of my favorite poems.
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Date: 1/21/2013 5:05:00 AM
Congratz on your win Debbie, what a great poe :)
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Date: 1/20/2013 8:14:00 PM
You are just so talented with your craft !! Congratulations on your win !!
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Date: 1/20/2013 7:12:00 PM
congrats :-) SKAT
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Date: 1/20/2013 4:56:00 PM
Congratulations, Debbie, it is an excellent piece of work!! Jag
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Date: 1/20/2013 3:02:00 PM
I LOVE a dark poem like The Raven. Congratulations! A well deserved first place!
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Date: 1/20/2013 2:01:00 PM
Spellbinding beautiful. Fav'ing it. Congratulations on your win, Debbie. Love, Su
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Date: 1/20/2013 12:51:00 PM
Love Poe and love this too Debbie..congratulations on your win...love,Deb
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Date: 1/20/2013 12:39:00 PM
I love this. I used to read Poe to the kids when they were young as bedtime stories. I get a lot of different reactions to that... some good, some bad. The kids however, love to talk about it and it is some of their fondest memories.
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Date: 1/20/2013 11:12:00 AM
Well Done, enjoyed reading again.
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Date: 1/20/2013 10:48:00 AM
I bow to you oh cool one another fine win. congratulations, I must read some Poe xx
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Date: 1/20/2013 9:49:00 AM
"To nurse an aging form and love's lost delights." Love this line - so romantic and Poe-like. Love, daver
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