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#1 ladygrim

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 12:31 PM

i thought i would add a thread for him as he cool and i like dark poems and storys ... whats ur fav

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 12:34 PM

:) well, I have never really went by authors, nor do have any favs. if the works are good enough, I do enjoy! well, and am not much a poem enthusiast either! but talking about Poe, whatever I have come across of his, were just brialliant works ;D
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Posted 02 June 2004 - 12:38 PM

i think its all good ... creepy and dark my preffered reading ... i think romance is BAD_WORDe...

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 01:27 PM

Hiya Ladygrim, huge fan of poe and prefer the dark and creepy genre myself...heres a link started before on this board devoted to him http://www.ghostvill...;num=1056692322

my personal fav of his...

A Dream Within a Dream
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?


k, its not that dark and creepy but its still wonderful :)
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Posted 04 June 2004 - 05:53 PM

There isn't a Poe anything that I don't enjoy.  I love Poe.  One of my favorites is El Dorado
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Posted 08 June 2004 - 03:44 AM

i love dark things the have more intresting things in them i think i like the raven .. thats cool ... the pitch and the pendulem scuz sellings is just creepy

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 05:00 PM

I hate Poe.  There are so many better horror authors out there, and somehow someone decided that even though he can't write terribly well, Poe should be heralded as some sort of genius.  Bah.  If it wasn't for his poems, I couldn't think of anything in his favor.
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Posted 14 June 2004 - 04:47 AM

if u don't like him do reply to here piss off else where

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 10:49 AM

"The Raven" has always been one of my favorites. Really creates an eerie overcast atmosphere.

And BTW, who said he couldn't write? With all the wonderfully creepy now classic tales he's told and poems he wrote, you sure could have fooled me! :)

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GO POE!!!  ;D

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 11:00 AM

To Poe or not Poe? Who cares? lol. My favourite author is  8)[glow=red,2,300]Dean R. Koontz[/glow]. 8)

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 02:04 PM

This isn't a poll on who your favorite author is.

Poe is one of the great writers of his age for being the father of the modern Police Detective novel with his Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841). This work set the tone for every decetive novel to follow. To bah Poe only shows the true depth of a lack of education.
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 01:39 AM

Whether we like it or not, enjoy him or not, Edgar Allan Poe was indeed a great poet. Few can match his "strength" with the  verse. Well, as nothing good runs long, his life too was cut short!
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Posted 16 June 2004 - 05:04 AM

The Raven,the Fall of the House of the Ushers, tell tell heart, and I could never forget the black cat I loved all of Poe's work but these stories have stayed with me since I was around five years old and I've loved them.

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 12:24 PM

yeah i have to agree the raven is kinda creepy but .. one of my favs

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 09:46 AM

if u don't like him do reply to here piss off else where


No.  I don't think I will.  And not only because, thanks to your interesting grammer, I don't entirely understand what you're saying ['do reply here' but, at the same time, 'piss off?']; it's also because I don't like your tone.

You know who a really great horror writer was?  Algernon Blackwood.  Why can't we study him in school, if we have to read a horror writer?
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