I'm bringing him three roses
and a bottle of cognac half-filled
perhaps I'll leave a poem
tinged by thoughts he instilled
I shall go North to Baltimore
I'd get on the plane today
to stand before the hallowed earth
where my poet lays
Beaten down by critics
accused of opiate dreams
but his work has stood the test of time
his soul hasbr />
Beaten down by critic
Lonely and sad existence
his work borne under ale
Or so they said to spite him
hoping he would fail
Taken away to the tower to die
his clothing torn with holes
Alone on a Sunday morning he uttered Lord, help my poor soul.
My best friend would be the manSunday morning he uttereat I might blow out my brains.
.....Edgar Allen Poe, replying on his deathbed when asked about his friends.
------ All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream....
Edgar Allen Poe
The following comments are for "Mr. Poe" by poesandpoetry
Poe would of been proud if I had a hat I'd take it off to you, really nice job keep it up looking forward to see more of you work
Posted by: lynlin [Member] On: February 7, 2004
I am a lover of Poe and his works also, I think he would be proud of your tribute. Well done
Posted by: f. j. dubs [Member] On: February 7, 2004
I liked this poem as well, but was a bit confused by the first line of the last stanza -- "Taken away to the tower to die" -- are you speaking metaphorically or historically, here? I watched a tv special, just a few monthes ago, which examined some of the unanswered questions surrounding his death, and for some reason could swear that he was taken to a hospital(?) Am I wrong? Or is "tower" the name or nickname of the institution where he died?
Posted by: hazelfaern [Member] On: February 7, 2004
Well done, double P. Well done. I enjoyed it. You certainly captured the essence of the tortured artist, that's for sure. Not only was he an amazing writer and poet, but his name is Poe. I just like the name, and it was nice of you to remind me that there is more to venerate than a red teletubby.
That is all I will rant about for now. Liked the poem.
Posted by: strangedaze [Member] On: February 7, 2004
Thank you for your comments, lynin, strangedaze, and hazelfern. hazelfern, yes, "tower" is a reference to the part of the hospital he was taken to , it is the part where they brought drunks so as not to disturb the other patients.
IF he could read those words, or you could somehow transecend space and time to give that to him, he would kow that people loved him for who he was. He is touched, wherever he is.........................he's impressed. Your talent is at it's best in this one. Beautiful, BRAVO!
Posted by: johnb79 [Member] On: February 7, 2004
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