Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Edgar Allan Poe

I found this piece of trivia somewhere. It is called "Unknown facts about Edgar Allan Poe".
"Unknown fact Number #524 .... Edgar Allan Poe had a very good reason to be fond of ravens as his famous poem was an overnight success and brought him the comfortable income he had always been seeking. To repay his favourite birds, he opened a Raven Rescue Refuge in his home. The ravens embraced their comfortable new lifestyle with gusto and they prospered and multiplied. Soon Mr Poe had taken to wearing hat and raincoat for obvious reasons. Eventually, the problem grew to such proportions that he cried "Never more shall I take in these ungrateful birds, NEVER MORE". He called a pest exterminator and had them removed and declared in his last poem, which has never been published, that gratitude can be carried too far".

I have used an altered photograph of background and man from Flickr-free-to-use images. The head of Mr Poe was Googled. The raven is by Irene Alexeeva. (The unknown facts are a pack of lies).

47 comments:

  1. Oh wow this is mystical.
    Fantastic Poe Piece.

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  2. You certainly have provided us with a "trick" AND a "treat", Marie! Your Mr. Poe is wonderfully crafted, and your story is delightful! (I totally bought it!!!) Happy All Hallows! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    PS Thank you SOOoooo much for your blog visit and very kind words! You're a SweetHeart!!! xoxo

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  3. Your wit and humour blow me away my friend.

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  4. Marie at her best! Love the 'unknown facts!' BUT did I believe Marie - never, never more! LOL

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  5. Your postcard is great Marie, as is your write up! I'm still laughing. :-)

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  6. Very funny, Marie. You had me fooled for the first couple of sentences. Poe lived in Richmond, although he was born in Maryland, I think. Anyway, there is a Poe House here, one of the tourist attractions.

    Love your art piece.

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  7. your pack of lies had me going there for a minute marie!! LOL! i love your piece and your sense of humor made my night!

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  8. Oh, I just adore all the ravens you've added! How very cool are they? :) VERY COOL, I say! Happy Halloween!

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  9. What a hoot! Love your creation and your stories also make the piece wonderful.

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  10. Me not guilty of mix-ups with you & Bev! There IS only one Marie!!! LOL

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  11. Creepy! Too many crows in one place for me. lol Great piece.

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  12. love your adorable poe! great digi piece!

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  13. What a smile from me!
    This is great!!!

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  14. You sucked me right in with your little known facts, Marie...laughing so hard here. What a terrific treat for your viewers!! You never cease to amaze me with your art and your wit. Hugs, Gayle.

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  15. Great card and I read what you wrote with pleasure.

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  16. Oh Marie this is a wonderful idea - I can just imagine him surrounded by the pesky ravens - it could so nearly be true!

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  17. OMG, so many crows! It reminds me a little bit of Alfred Hitchcocks Movie "The Birds" :-) Great creation, dear Marie.

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  18. Hi, I've just been blog-hopping and hopped onto your blog. I'm glad I did, your work is amazing! I've added a link to your blog from mine, I hope that is ok - just wanted to be able to keep checking up to see what you are doing easily :O) If you would prefer me to remove the link, please just say.
    I look forward to seeing more.

    Julia

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  19. Marie, you are clever beyond words! LOVE this!

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  20. Hilarious! This is just terrific. Your work is most entertaining, Marie. Cheers!

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  21. Brilliant creation. I really love this work!!!

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  22. well he was known for odd behavior so, yes, i have to admit that at first i was buying it . . . i think it was the bit about needing a hat and raincoat that undid you though~!!~ lol
    a great card and love your sense of humour~!!!~

    :)
    libbyQ

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  23. Hi Marie! That was an interesting tidbit of trivia! Mr. Poe should have known there could be a better way of showing his gratitude! I enjoyed this piece...love the ravens! ~Lori

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  24. Ohhh i love this Marie. love the unknown fact too. What a very striking piece of work. I think i would love to have a book full of your images it would make a fascinating book to flip through
    Hugs June xxx

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  25. great card and very funny..you nearly had me believing you there!!

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  26. This is great. I love all the crows...it just makes it fun.

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  27. Love this pice - AND the pack of lies to go with it. FABULOUS.

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  28. Great card, and thanks for the laugh - you had me going there!

    Cindy :)

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