Quoth the Poet
The Raven forever attached the great American poet Edgar Allen Poe to All Hallow’s Eve.
Eventually known as Halloween and draped in the macabre trappings of the writings of Poe.
The Nightside shares the eerie in-depth wordplay of the mysterious wordsmith of Baltimore as well as music of suitable subject matter
Poe, In his own words…
“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.”
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague.”
“The skies they were ashen and sober;
The leaves they were crispéd and sere—
The leaves they were withering and sere;
It was night in the lonesome October”
Join us for “Quoth the Poet” on The Nightside With Andy O’ on Sunday, October 29 at 9 pm on KUVO JAZZ.
Photo credits: Edgar Allen Poe playing bass-Reddit/Midjourney; Edgar Allen Poe & Raven-Larry Vienneau
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