Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May Monster Madness 2018

Welcome to my wee shadowy corner of May Monster Madness 2018, hosted by writer Annie Walls.

My "monster" this year was inspired by Poe's naughty raven. My birdie may not entirely capture Edgar's vision of a "fiend", nor necessarily have eyes that "have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming"... but I love you anyway, my feathered friend!


Excerpt from 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe

“Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!” I shrieked, upstarting—
“Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!
   Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
   Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!”
           Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
   And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
   And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
           Shall be lifted—nevermore!

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  1. Your raven is perfect! You're so creative. x

  2. We put together a Hellraiser tale about a lady who loved Cats... hope that you and yours are well, good Lady Emma...!!! Hello from Marshville...

  3. And yet again my muse is screaming, for those daemons eyes yet dreaming to shift their glance while seeming to inspire us Evermore XXX

    1. Thank you, Gina! ♥ xo And I loved your spooky staircase poetry!

  4. I just know this extremely, and seemingly no-eyeball-pecking raven hacked your account and wrote this post, hoping we'll get close to the screen, maybe pet him a bit, then WHAM! his eye turn red and our eyeballs are gone to return nevermore. I just know it.

    Love the dark eye. And his perch rocks!

    1. Hahahaha. There is NO fooling you, my lovely one! ;D

      Thank you! ♥ ♥ ♥

  5. I LOVE The Raven! Your postie is darling, just like you! ♥♥♥

  6. I agree with Ladan! I need one of your wee ravens and a bust of Elvira to put it on! XD ♥

  7. Your craftsmanship skills never cease to amaze, Emma! :D

  8. One of my favorites! Lovely raven 🖤

  9. Awe - he's a fabulous raven!


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