The Raven

‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps my very favourite poem and as there is now a film that goes by the same name (even if it really doesn’t have much to do with the poem itself) i felt it would be a good idea to post this artwork i did a little while ago. I’m not an amazing artist, so i would say this is possibly my best painting.

And heres a little bit of the wonderful poem that inspired my painting…

“Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven, of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door.
Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber door,
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.”

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Also for anyone interested, heres a link to a musical version of ‘The Raven’, performed by the amazing band Omnia. Omnia-The Raven

And one final note for my regular followers (and anyone else who is interested) I now have a facebook page which runs along side the blog, so look to the side bar of the blog and click like on the Facebook box! Many thanks guys.

8 thoughts on “The Raven

  1. I too love anything Poe, I will have to post the ash tray I made using several of his poems, the raven, tell tell heart, the one about the black cat. I live in a very republican bible belt and we had a pottery class one day, while everyone was making crosses I was construction my Poe ashtray. They’re good folk and just shrug and say, “That’s just Sam”. I also like all of Tim Burton’s creations.

    • yes, there does seem to be something quite beautiful about gothic literature and art, despite it often being quite dark and melancholic. I’m not very familiar with Tim Burton’s work, but i have seen a bit of the corpse bride and a few other things, and i like his style.

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